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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 2017: 11.5 Million
Urban Population 2017: 73.50%
Female Population 2017: 49.70%
GDP: US$ 41.6 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2015: US$ 3,970
Inflation Rate: 2.19%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 17.30%
Human Development Index (rank / 188): 97
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.725
Membership Date: 29/10/1964
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2016): UA 6.3 Billion

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Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Office (RDIB)

Director General, Mr. Mohamed El Azizi

Resident Representative, Mrs. Yacine Fal

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

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