This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement nº 613174
SAHWA on the democratic Tunisia
Friday 28 April 2017, CIDOB
The democratic Tunisia face to its new economic and financial challenges
Obviously, the democratic process has not enabled Tunisia to establish stability yet. Economic growth has not reached the level that would enhance job creation. Accordingly, hope of the thousands of unemployed young graduates is progressively fading. Meanwhile, the Government’s weakness furthers the proliferation of an informal and illegal sector that is threatening the national enterprises and contributing to the accentuation of the public deficits. Such a situation is likely to block the start of various reforms that are so awaited. The excessive resort to external financing threatens to bring out a snowball effect. However, this option is probably the only issue since the collapse of the foreign currency earnings of exporting sectors. These latter are indeed weakened by the increase of social claims and the degradation of the security framework. On a larger scale, the local situation is deteriorating also because of the global recession context.
Overcoming these multiple challenges requires necessarily enforcing a set of reforms that aim all the domains and sectors. What are the main measures to be adopted without delay? And what in-depth reforms must be established so that the Tunisian economy crosses the hard cap?
April, 28th - 29th, 2017 Hotel Iberostar Royal El Mansour - Mahdia – Tunisia