Economy

Tunisia Economy

Tunisia’s economy has been buffeted in previous years by the fallout from factors such as domestic and regional political and security instability, and the eurozone slowdown. While a strong recovery has yet to materialise, growth prospects have been ticking upward over the past 12 months and, with a successful political transition now behind it, the country has a strong base from which to boost output and revenues. Equally importantly, Tunisia is seeing improvements in export competitiveness and the trade deficit. To help encourage this trend further, the authorities are implementing a range of economic reforms and initiatives, such as a new investment law passed in September 2016 that should help raise the pace of economic expansion in coming years.

This chapter contains interviews with Lamia Boujnah Zribi, Former Minister of Finance; Mohamed Fadhel Abdelkefi, Minister of Development, Investment and International Cooperation; Boutheina Ben Yaghlane Ben Slimane, General Manager, Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations; and Noureddine Taboubi, Secretary-General, Tunisian General Labour Union.