Tag: International Monetary Fund

  • Authoritarianism, economic liberalization, and the roots of the 2011 uprisings

    Authoritarianism, economic liberalization, and the roots of the 2011 uprisings

    By Adam Hanieh [1] Exactly 10 years on, how should we understand the root causes of the 2011 uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa? At the time, many commentators and policy-makers answered this question with reference to the simple mantra of ‘political and economic freedom’. While much of the world appeared to move…

  • Looking back, looking forward: to inherit a revolution

    Looking back, looking forward: to inherit a revolution

    By Miriyam Aouragh & Hamza Hamouchene Around a year ago we were reminiscing about how a decade had passed since the mass protests in Alexandria (Egypt) in June 2010 against the police murder of a young Egyptian, Khaled Mohamed Saeed,[1] and since the start of the third Saharawi intifada in Gdeim Izik[2] (Occupied Western Sahara)…

  • Tunisia joins forces to save global capital

    Tunisia joins forces to save global capital

    Unsurprisingly, Tunisia is facing an unprecedented health and economic crisis amid the covid19 outbreak. The newly elected government headed by Elyes Fakhfakh decided on March 22nd to impose an early general lockdown on the country to contain the spread of the virus. 1.5 million Tunisian workers continued to work during the pandemic while more than…

  • IMF/Tunisia: Slow economic recovery. Painful reforms shall continue

    IMF/Tunisia: Slow economic recovery. Painful reforms shall continue

    Further painful reforms are yet to be implemented despite relative content on Tunisia’s slow economic recovery. In a joint press conference with the Tunisian Central Bank, the IMF expressed content over a slow recovery of Tunisian economy’s performance albeit remaining vulnerabilities and a need to accelerate the pace of reform implementation.