Tunisia: Interinstitutional Coordination Improves Effectiveness of Financial Crime Investigations

On April 12 and June 28, NCSC organized two interinstitutional workshops to strengthen collaboration between the Financial Judicial Pole (FJP) and other key stakeholders involved in the detection and investigation of financial crimes and in asset recovery. Stakeholders included Ministry of Finance agencies for customs and tax, the Court of Accounts, the State Litigation Office, and the Central Bank’s Financial Investigation Unit, and public controllers. During the workshops, participants discussed information exchange challenges and solutions, reviewed conditions to ensure case referrals are actionable, and addressed various roadblocks and inefficiencies in communications across institutions. NCSC supports the FJP to strengthen interinstitutional coordination through problem-solving workshops to address information gaps, remedy challenges in case processing, and identify solutions to improve financial crimes investigations.

The Increasing Accountability in Tunisia Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) and implemented by NCSC.