In Tunisia we focus on:
We continue to cooperate with other IFIs, the EU and bilateral partners to ensure that the EBRD's operations take full account of their work.
The EBRD’s Tunisia country assessment was approved on 12 September 2012
Current EBRD forecast for Tunisia’s Real GDP Growth in 2017 2.2%
Current EBRD forecast for Tunisia’s Real GDP Growth in 2018 2.7%
In Tunisia, economic activities picked up in the first half of 2017 registering growth of 1.9 per cent compared to 1.0 per cent in the same period of 2016. Economic growth is projected at 2.2 per cent for the year up from 1.0 per cent in 2016, supported by a rebound in agriculture, after the low levels of rain witnessed in 2016, and strong growth in the tourism sector, which grew by 8 per cent in the first half of 2017, after four years of decline.
The recent dinar depreciation is expected to boost competitiveness. However, inflation has risen to 5.0 per cent during the first nine months of 2017, driven by higher consumption as a result of wage increases and the impact of the depreciation. Unemployment remains high at 15.3 per cent at the end of the second quarter of 2017. Growth is expected to pick up in 2018 to 2.7 per cent, against the backdrop of continued legislative, financial sector, public sector, and structural reforms.