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Tunisia Economic Outlook

  • The new government that took office in February 2015 has continued the economic recovery plan launched in 2011, with a striking 21.6% increase in investment in 2015.
  • The worsening security situation after the terrorist attacks in Sousse and Tunis and rising social unrest affected growth, which is not expected to exceed 0.5% in 2015, as the country entered a recession in the second quarter of the year.
  • The start of decentralisation in 2015 and municipal elections in 2016 should boost local democracy, a key to successful and sustainable urban policy that involves citizens.

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Key Facts

Capital: Tunis
Area: 163,610 sq km
Total Population 2015: 11.0 Million
Urban Population 2015: 66.73%
Female Population 2015: 50.43%
GDP: US$ 45.1 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2015: US$ 4,150
Inflation Rate: 6.03%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 17.24%
Human Development Index (rank / 187): 94
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.712
Membership Date: 29/10/1964
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2015): UA 5.7 Billion

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Department North Africa Region

Director North Africa Region, Mr. Jacob Kolster

African Development Bank Group
Immeuble Zahrabed
Avenue du Dollar, Les Berges Du Lac II, Tunis 1053, Tunisia

Tel: (+216) 71102953
Fax: (+216) 71194523