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Achieving Development SuccessStrategies and Lessons from the Developing World$
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Augustin K. Fosu

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199671557

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671557.001.0001

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Tunisia’s Development Experience: A Success Story?

Tunisia’s Development Experience: A Success Story?

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Achieving Development Success

Mina Baliamoune-Lutz

Oxford University Press

This chapter reviews Tunisia's development strategy, outlines the reasons for its success, and assesses the viability of this strategy in the future in the face of some major challenges, particularly high unemployment. It also tries to pinpoint the lessons that can be learned or replicated by other countries. The chapter is organized as follows. Section 2 provides an overview of Tunisia's development strategy, highlighting in particular the role of diversification and human development. Section 3 discusses the main reasons for the success of Tunisia's development strategy. Section 4 comments on the challenges that need to be addressed in order for Tunisia's development strategy to continue its success. Section 5 outlines the main lessons for other countries. Concluding comments are presented in the final section.

Keywords:   macroeconomic policies, economic development, economic growth, development strategies, diversification, human development

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