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Projected % Change
   2016  2017
Real GDP 2.0 3.0
Consumer Prices 4 3.9
Source: World Economic Outlook (April 2016)
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Tunisia and the IMF
Updated June 2, 2016

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IMF Survey Online
June 02, 2016 -- IMF Survey : Tunisia Gets $2.9 billion IMF Loan to Strengthen Job Creation and Economic Growth
The IMF has approved a four-year, $2.9 billion loan for Tunisia. In an interview, Amine Mati, Mission Chief for Tunisia, discusses how the IMF will support the authorities’ economic agenda aimed at promoting more inclusive growth and job creation.
October 18, 2013 -- IMF Survey : Mideast Needs Growth to Create Jobs and Raise Incomes
With regional growth averaging just over 2 percent in 2013, managing popular expectations for improved employment prospects and higher incomes remains a challenge for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
June 17, 2013 -- IMF Survey : IMF Loan Aims to Help Tunisia Boost Growth, Protect Poor
IMF Mission Chief for Tunisia Amine Mati explains the underlying reasons for the recent loan and the main ingredients of the government’s economic reform program.
April 26, 2013 -- IMF Survey : Mideast Issues High on IMF Agenda
The challenges facing Arab countries in transition —Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, and Yemen—were a focal point for policymakers during the 2013 IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington last week.
September 05, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Tunisia Faces Economic, Social Challenges amid Historic Transformation
Tunisia’s revolution has ushered in hopes for more inclusive growth, greater job opportunities, and better governance. But the revolution has brought about economic and financial uncertainty, and downside risks to the outlook loom large, the IMF said in its annual report on the nation’s economy.
September 26, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Middle East Needs Jobs, Governance to Fulfill Promise of Arab Spring
The Middle East needs more jobs, better governance, and a strong civil society in order for the transformation that began with the Arab Spring movement to thrive in the long term, panelists said at an IMF seminar.
April 08, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Mideast Unrest Shows Need to Consider Bigger Picture
Unrest in the Middle East has highlighted the need to look beyond traditional measures when evaluating the economies of member countries, IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn told reporters.
February 16, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Mideast Needs More Focus on Inclusive Growth—IMF
Masood Ahmed, Director of the IMF's Middle East and Central Asia Department, says that one of the lessons from recent unrest in the Middle East is that governments should focus much more on inclusive growth and give more help to poorer households.
October 13, 2010 -- IMF Survey: Policymakers Identify Data Needs and Priorities
Despite progress over recent years in data provision, there are still worrying concerns about a lack of data on systemically important global financial institutions and cross-border financial linkages, policymakers said at a seminar during the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings.
September 10, 2010 -- IMF Survey: Tunisia Weathers Crisis Well, But Unemployment Persists
Tunisia's economy fared relatively well during the global crisis, but the country's key challenge is to boost job-generating growth and lower unemployment, say IMF economists.