World Bank consults oracles to prepare 2021-2026 and save "social contract"
The World Bank has convened former ministers, consultants and economists to take stock of its engagement with Tunisia and lay the foundations for its next five-year country partnership with the north African state. But their alarming diagnosis focuses above all on political stalemate. [...]
Court of Accounts reform provokes new row with IMF
Relations between Tunisia and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which are already strained, risk degenerating into open warfare over the planned reform of the Court of Accounts. According to our sources, the IMF has made the affair a casus belli [. [...]
Chahed scrapes out the barrel for the 2019 budget
Having temporarily staved off the threat of being sacked by President Beji Caid Essebsi, Youssef Chahed must now deal with another and equally pressing emergency, namely balancing the state budget. The prime minister will have to defend the 2019 finance [. [...]