Is Tunisian debt a burden for the economical growth? 2
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Juli Choquet
Tuesday 18 July 2017 Last update on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 At 10:46 AM

A recent survey from Bawsla an NGO specialised into political transparency announced a new debts growth. The country, which is just getting better after the economical crisis still has a lot to realise especially with the IMF accountability demand.


Tunisia has recorded a national debt of 63,7 % to the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) from the last year. This represents a 5,4% budget deficit calculated after the 2017 law on Finance. The Bawsla organisation notifies that the Members of Parliament voted 18 projects in that vein. The national bank of Tunisia denounces a high budget deficit due to increased public expenses. 

The growing debt has dangerously increased since 2012 where it has reached 47,7 % debt to GDP. In 2010, the debt to GDP was below the 40% threshold.

As a matter of fact, the Finance minister Fadhel Abdelkefi and the head of the government Youssef Chahed are going together toward a debt decrease’s direction. According to his policy amended few months ago, 60% debt to GDP is a cut-off that he does not want to raise up. If nothing is changing, the IMF (International Monetary Fund) could halved the financial assistance.

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