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Tunisia is a North African country bordering the Mediterranean Sea and Sahara Desert. In the capital, Tunis, the Bardo Museum has archaeological exhibits from Roman mosaics to Islamic art. The city’s medina quarter encompasses the massive Al-Zaytuna Mosque and a thriving souk. To the east, the site of ancient Carthage features the Antonine Baths and other ruins, plus artifacts at the Carthage National Museum.

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At a Glance

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Population in thousands (2017): 11,532.13
GDP per capita (current US$) 2017 - World Average 10,721.61: 3,464.42
Account (%) age 15+) - (2014 vs 2017): 27% | 37%
Agriculture Orientation Index - Credit ( Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries share of GDP) (2015 vs 2016): 0.47 | 0.50
Financial Inclusion Strategies: Tunisie 2018-2022 Stratégie Nationale d’inclusion financière FR
Domestic credit provided by financial sector (% of GDP) 2017: 97.66
Made or received digital payments in the past year (% age 15+) (2014 vs 2017): 17% | 29%
Remittances % of GDP for 2017: 0.05
Mortgage Interest Rate / Mortgage Term (years): 8% | 25

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Latest News & Events

May 06, 2019 | Ecofin Agency
On May 2, 2019, the Tunisian ministry of finance introduced a set of digital services to facilitate the payment of taxes and other duties and fees

Latest Publications

Jun 30, 2019 | BAST Ratings | BAST Ratings
May 31, 2018 | A. Silva, M. Khaled, K. Beshay | IFC
Mar 31, 2017 | N. Chehade, A. Navarro, Y. Barnier et al. | CGAP, Arab Monetary Fund
Mar 29, 2017 | S. Alibhai, S. Bell, G. Conner | The World Bank
Dec 31, 2016 | H. Attia, H. Engelhardt | GIZ