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Non-governance costs Tunisia 4 percentage points of growth per annum.

TUNIS (TAP) - "Non-governance costs Tunisia 4 percentage points of growth per annum, two because of corruption and a further two due to the lack of efficient governance," said Director-General for Governance at the Prime Ministry Tarek El Bahri.

He also told participants Wednesday at an information day held in Tunis the relevant national reference system is a strategy devised by the National Institute of Standardisation and Intellectual Property (INNORPI) to enshrine the principles of governance, fight against corruption and social responsibility in a wide range of fields. Transparency in public procurement, which accounts for 18% of the GDP, is a target, El Bahri indicated.

All public utilities will abide by the principles of this reference system which seeks to uphold the culture of accountability and appraisal. This will help guarantee the right to access information and protect whisleblowers.

Director-General of INNORPI Nebil Ben Bechir said the institute is training staff to secure the implementation of this reference system in public and private enterprises.

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Date:Feb 17, 2016
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