Tunisia 

METAC’s resources are available to (i) identify and design measures to strengthen specific aspects of economic and financial management; (ii) prepare detailed implementation plans based on the diagnostic work conducted by IMF-Headquarters; (iii) provide policy and technical advice either by the Center’s resident advisers or by experts from the IMF roster; (iv) organize hands-on training, seminars, workshops to allow for peer-to-peer learning and disseminate good practices; (v) review proposals by governments for consistency with internationally agreed standards, and (vi) coordinate activities with other technical assistance providers.

Tunisia has managed to preserve macroeconomic stability and initiate fiscal and banking reforms in a context marked by a prolonged political transition, spillovers from the crisis in Libya, and numerous exogenous shocks. However, important challenges remain, and the authorities are implementing a new economic program, supported under the IMF’s Extended Fund Facility to promote stronger and more inclusive growth, with implementation centered around four pillars: i) consolidating macroeconomic stability; ii) reforming public institutions, iii) promoting financial intermediation, and iv) improving the business climate. In this context, METAC’s assistance focuses on enhancing banking sector resilience, supporting the authorities’ efforts to bolster the monetary policy framework, strengthening cash management and fiscal transparency, fortifying the management of large taxpayers, and improving national account statistics.