The office of the IMF Resident Representative in Tunisia is showcasing its local work and the work of the IMF in Tunisia. Additional information about the country can be found on the Tunisia and the IMF, including IMF reports and Executive Board documents that deal with Tunisia.

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Tunisia: At a Glance

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Office Activities

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    Conference on Jobs and Entrepreneurship by Robert BLOTEVOGEL

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    Conference on Jobs and Entrepreneurship by Robert BLOTEVOGEL

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    Conference on Jobs and Entrepreneurship by Robert BLOTEVOGEL

  • Tunis, Tunisia, Regional Conference on Jobs and Entrepreneurship, December 1–2, 2016

    Over 40 members of parliament (MPs) from 10 countries—Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, and Tunisia—met in Tunis on December 1–2 for the launch of the Middle East and North Africa chapter of the Parliamentary Network of the World Bank and IMF. The Prime Minister of Tunisia, Youssef Chahed, opened the conference, and the Ministers of Finance and Development also addressed the group. The Fund worked in concert with the Bank and PN to organize the conference. The conference included panel discussions on regional economic/governance reform priorities; role of regional networks; youth unemployment; and fragile states. A theme throughout several sessions was the desire for increased accountability and transparency, both in government generally, as well as in the context of IMF programs. Going forward, the MENA Chapter of the Parliamentary Network will act as a platform for MPs from the region to exchange knowledge and experiences. At a working session that wrapped up the conference, the group decided to hold their next meeting in Morocco in 2017.

    December 29, 2016

  • IMF Resident Representative meets members of the Tunisian parliament

    I had the pleasure to meet with members of the Tunisian parliament last Friday to discuss how the IMF can best support the country's economic reform process. The discussion was very useful and productive. The meeting is part of our effort to strengthen our dialogue with parliamentarians as we continue to work with Tunisia to generate inclusive growth and raise living standards for all Tunisians. I would like to thank the members of parliament for their time and their openness to this fruitful exchange, and the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and the IMF for their help on organizing this round table discussion. I look forward to other meetings that they hope to organize on specific reform elements over the coming months.

    June 1, 2016

  • Tunisia: IMF Learns About HPR Economic Law-Making Action

    Economic draft laws to be discussed by the House of People's Representatives in the coming period were discussed at a meeting held Tuesday between Speaker of the House of People's Representatives (HPR) Mohamed Ennaceur and Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Masood Ahmed Masood.

    March 3, 2015

  • IMF to back Tunisia’s economic transition

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is willing to back Tunisia’s economic transition after the success of political transition, Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Masood Ahmed on March 2nd.

    March 2, 2015

  • Tunisia Needs U.S. Support as Arab Democracy Hope, Marzouki Says

    Tunisia needs more support from the U.S. and Europe to fight militants and spur an economic revival in the only democracy to emerge from the Arab Spring, President Moncef Marzouki said.

    August 5, 2014

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Regional Economic Outlook

REGIONAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan

April 2017

A more favorable global environment is helping to improve economic prospects in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENAP) and Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) regions, although growth prospects remain subdued.
To improve growth and boost living standards, countries in the MENAP region face an ongoing need to enact strong and lasting structural reforms, while consolidating their fiscal positions.
While growth is improving in the CCA, growth levels are still half of what they were during the last decade. Like MENAP, the CCA is facing a number of structural reform priorities, including repairs to its vulnerable financial sector.
Read the report