Tunisia’s Upcoming Challenge: Fixing the Economy Before It’s Too Late

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Tunisia’s economy is not in good shape and has a set of key challenges it needs to confront. High unemployment, unfulfilled demands for social justice, rise in corruption, and an unsustainable macroeconomic trajectory, all threaten recent political gains. This paper explores the reasons why Tunisia’s budding democratic order has failed to address these economic issues and reflects on the possible ways forward.