Economic Development in Tunisia

Economic Development in Tunisia

AAM partnered with Al Wataniya Television to host a town hall bringing together audience members from 11 towns and governorates across Tunisia to discuss economic development in their country. The ninety-minute program featured discussion amongst the 40 audience participants from the coast, interior, and south of Tunisia. 

Panelists included:

  • Said Al-Aydi, former Minister of Employment (until late December, 2011)
  • Fawzi Elloumi, business owner with offices across Tunisia employing over 8,500 people
  • Mohsen Hassan, economic expert and activist

The wide-ranging discussion focused on the increasing poverty rate in Tunisia, the role of the government and the private sector in fighting unemployment, and the discrepancies in the economic development of the coastal and rural areas.