Summary: Tunisia’s IMF-Supported Program

On April 10, within three weeks of the request, the IMF Executive Board approved emergency financing of US$745 million or two percent of GDP under its Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI) to help the Tunisian authorities cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The IMF financing will support the authorities’ pro-active efforts to contain the spread of the virus and mitigate its human, social, and economic toll. The IMF resources will allow Tunisia to increase health spending, strengthen social safety nets for low-income families and the unemployed, and support small- and medium-sized firms hit by the crisis. The IMF financing will also help catalyze additional donor support.

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Key Questions on Tunisia | Press Release

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on March 23, 2018. Listed below are items related to Tunisia.

At a Glance

  • 2020 Projected Real GDP (% Change) : -7.0
  • 2020 Projected Consumer Prices (% Change): 5.8
  • Country Population: 11.903 million
  • Date of Membership: April 14, 1958
  • Article IV/Country Report: June 12, 2018
  • Outstanding Purchases and Loans (SDR): 1733.77 million (September 30, 2020)
  • Special Drawing Rights (SDR): 41.12 million
  • Quota (SDR): 545.2 million
  • Number of Arrangements since membership: 10

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