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

  • Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Tunis

    Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Tunis

  • Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Tunis

    Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Tunis

  • Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Tunis

    Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Tunis

  • IMF Seminar at the University of Tunis Nov 2017

  • IMF Seminar at the University of Tunis Nov 2017

  • Tunisia Seminar

    Seminar with the members of the Finance Commission of Parliament

  • seminar with the members of the Finance Commission of Parliament

    Seminar with the members of the Finance Commission of Parliament

  • Seminar with the members of the Finance Commission of Parliament

    Seminar with the members of the Finance Commission of Parliament

  • IMF Seminar at the University of Tunis

    It was a great pleasure and also a lot of fun to exchange views with the students of economics at the University of Tunis (El Manar) on Wednesday November 22nd. We talked about the challenges ahead for the Tunisian economy and ways to create economic opportunity for all. Front and center of Tunisia’s immediate challenges are public deficits and debt, which we need to contain to avoid overburdening Tunisia’s young generation. I was impressed how knowledgably the students talked about economic reforms and the obstacles that we need to overcome to modernize the economy and create more jobs. I took away many good ideas that will help the IMF team to enrich our discussions with the Tunisian government.

    November 27, 2017

  • Meeting with members of the Financial Commission of Tunisia’s parliament, the ARP

    We discussed Tunisia’s economic and fiscal challenges—a timely opportunity as parliament is starting to deliberate on the government’s budget proposal for next year. Specific points of the conversation included the need to reduce fiscal deficits, the best options for increasing revenue and containing spending, and the problems posed by corruption and the informal economy. We agreed that the economy needs comprehensive reform to boost growth and make it more inclusive. I also clarified questions about the role of the IMF in Tunisia, emphasizing that we have been a strong supporter of Tunisia’s transition to democracy from the beginning. I would like to thank the members of parliament for the frank and productive exchange of views, and the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and the IMF for their help on organizing this round table discussion.

    November 7, 2017

  • 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

More

October 17, 2017

Economic prospects for the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENAP) and Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) regions are diverging. Despite the strengthening global recovery, the outlook for MENAP countries remains relatively subdued due to the continued adjustment to low oil prices and regional conflicts. In contrast, the outlook for the CCA region is improving, supported by the more favorable global environment. In both regions, efforts to promote growth-friendly fiscal consolidation, stronger monetary policy frameworks, economic diversification and private sector development should continue. The window of opportunity arising from various integration initiatives and the favorable external environment call for increasing trade openness, while the adoption of financial technologies could increase financial inclusion and facilitate greater access to credit. Together, these actions will help MENAP and CCA countries to secure higher and more inclusive growth.
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