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The Socioeconomic Impacts of Energy Reform in Tunisia: A Simulation Approach

In: The Quest for Subsidy Reforms in the Middle East and North Africa Region

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  • Jose Cuesta

    (UNICEF Office of Research)

  • Abdel-Rahmen El Lahga

    (Université de Tunis)

  • Gabriel Lara Ibarra

    (The World Bank)

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Tunisia’s improvements in monetary poverty have not translated into substantive reductions in disparities and unequal opportunities across individuals and regions. Poverty incidence declined from 35% in 2000 to 15% in 2010 (INS, BAD, and World Bank in Mesure de la pauvreté, des inégalités et de la polarisation en Tunisie 2000–2010, 2012). Rapid growth rates and generous universal subsidies, especially on energy, food, and transport, contributed to that successful poverty reduction, but did not have a similar effect on reducing inequalities.

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  • Jose Cuesta & Abdel-Rahmen El Lahga & Gabriel Lara Ibarra, 2017. "The Socioeconomic Impacts of Energy Reform in Tunisia: A Simulation Approach," Natural Resource Management and Policy, in: Paolo Verme & Abdlekrim Araar (ed.), The Quest for Subsidy Reforms in the Middle East and North Africa Region, chapter 0, pages 91-117, Springer.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:nrmchp:978-3-319-52926-4_4
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-52926-4_4
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    1. Araar, Abdelkrim & Verme, Paolo, 2012. "Reforming subsidies : a tool-kit for policy simulations," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6148, The World Bank.
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