Cover of The Report: Tunisia 2018

The Report: Tunisia 2018

Tunisia is working to gradually improve its economic indicators by means of tough yet necessary structural reforms. Although significant strides have been made since 2011, the country continues to face acute macroeconomic imbalances, while coincident reforms have suffered from changing administrations in the years following the revolution, negatively affecting economic growth.

Appointed in August 2016 as the head of a new national unity government, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed in early 2018 announced a series of reforms which sparked protests across the country. In response, the IMF, which continues to work with the government under its four-year, $2.9bn extended fund facility arrangement, stated that the reform agenda of 2018 was ambitious and should contribute to setting economic growth back on track.

With a relatively stable government and improved security conditions since the terrorist attacks of 2015, Tunisia has been showing signs of recovery, although the pace continues to fall short of the expansion needed to reduce macroeconomic imbalances. 

OBG & Tunisia