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Tunisia - IMF : Strangled by debt

In October 2022, IMF staff and the Tunisian authorities have reached a staff-level agreement about 1.9 billion dollars that would be granted to Tunisia. The Tunisian government had asked for twice as much, while the socio-economic context of the country is increasingly complicated for citizens.
18 November 2022
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En octobre 2022, les services du FMI sont parvenus à un accord avec les autorités tunisiennes pour un prêt de 1,9 milliard dollars. L'État tunisien en avait demandé le double, alors que le contexte socio-économique du pays est de plus en plus compliqué pour les citoyen·nes.

توصل خبراء الصندوق والسلطات التونسية إلى اتفاق في شهر أكتوبر 2022 لمنح تونس قرضا بقيمة 1.9 مليار دولار بعد أن كانت البلاد قد طلبت ضعف ذلك المبلغ، في سياق سياسي واقتصادي يزداد تأزما بمرور الأيام.
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For years, the role of the IMF has grown more and more important in Tunisia. In exchange of loans worth billions of dollars, Tunisia has to apply increasingly severe austerity policies.

Are these agreements and reforms really appropriate for the country? In this new episode of inkytalk, our guests have tried to analyze the long-standing relationship between the IMF and Tunisia and to unpack these agreements.


Amine Bouzaiene: Researcher in social and fiscal equity

Kais Attia: Public policy analyst at the NGO Al Bawsala

Issa Ziadia: Journalist at inkyfada

Moderator: Emna Chebaane, Editorial Director of Inkyfada

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