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OECD Economic Survey of Tunisia launches Thursday 29 March 2018

 

26/03/2018 - The OECD’s first Economic Survey of Tunisia, to be published on Thursday 29 March 2018, looks at how to rebalance the economy, boost growth and make it more equitable. The report analyses in particular policies to boost quality jobs and stimulate investment in order to improve growth and competitiveness of the Tunisian economy. It also recommends different ways to reduce regional inequalities.

 

The Survey will be available to registered journalists on the OECD’s password-protected website at 9:30 on Thursday 29 March for immediate release.

 

OECD Chief Economist Alvaro Pereira will present the Survey at a press conference in Tunis with the Minister of Investment, Development and international co-operation Zied Laâdhari, starting at 9:30 local time, at the Sheraton Hotel (Avenue de la Ligue Arabe, B.P. 345, Tunis 1080, Tunisia Tunis).

 

The press conference will be followed by a seminar on key aspects of the survey, including boosting investment and driving down inequality in the labour market and between regions.

 

At 14.00 PM, a seminar will be dedicated to the implementation of structural reforms and economic governance, based on a discussion of international experiences.

 

This seminar is organised as part of the Compact on Economic Governance (https://www.bundesregierung.de/Content/DE/_Anlagen/G7_G20/2015-06-01-deauville-economic.html) of the Deauville Partnership (http://www.oecd.org/mena/governance/deauville-partnership-mena-transition-fund-project.htm). Among the participants will be Minister to the Head of Government in charge of Major Reforms Taoufik Rajhi, as well as high-ranking figures who have played a role in the implementation of reforms in Italy, Mexico and Portugal.

 

An Overview of the Economic Survey, with the main conclusions, will be freely accessible on the OECD web site: http://www.oecd.org/eco/surveys/economic-survey-tunisia.htm. You are invited to include this Internet link in reports on the Survey.

 

For further information on the press conference and to confirm attendance, journalists should contact : Chokri Mahjoub : Mahjoub@mdci.gov.tn / Tel : 00216 98 240 269 and Maher Cherni : maher.cherni@mici.gov.tn.

 

For further information on the Economic survey of Tunisia, contact Lawrence Speer (+33 1 4524 7970) in the OECD Media Office (+33 1 4524 9700).

 

Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the Economic Survey of Tunisia, by e-mail and under embargo, the day before release.

 

The Survey will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the Survey under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the Survey by e-mail under embargo should be sent to embargo@oecd.org.

 

Working with over 100 countries, the OECD is a global policy forum that promotes policies to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

 

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