Category: Economy & Development

Regional Development Projects Launched

On 28 November, the second phase of the integrated regional development plan for all regions was signed in Tunis, in the presence of the Minister for Regional Development and International Cooperation, Amine Deghri. The plan aims to launch development projects in all 24 regions of Tunisia, to drive the local economy and create jobs, particularly

Egypt’s Economic Challenges

Reporting on Egypt since the July 3 ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi has focused on political dimensions and unrest. However, it is the new government’s success—or lack thereof—in meeting the country’s economic challenges that will largely determine whether Egypt returns to stability, just as surely as it was Egypt’s economic woes that underpinned the

After the Arab Spring, economic challenges remain

Thomas Lagoarde ar-Segot economist (Euromed Management & GREQAM, Aix-Marseille University) The Arab Spring has undermined the social contract that bound the peoples of the southern Mediterranean to their leaders during the past three decades. This social contract has been modified in some countries (Algeria, Morocco, Jordan, Lebanon) and collapsed in other countries (Tunisia, Egypt, Libya,

Slight decline in the trade deficit of Tunisia during the first quarter

  The trade deficit of Tunisia decreased slightly during the first quarter of 2013, compared to the same period last year, reaching -2,418.9 million dinars (MD) is currently the MD against -2613.1 previous year. According to data released by the National Statistics Institute (INS), the rate of coverage of imports by lesexportations thus, gained 3.2