1959: Creation of the Social Welfare Fund (Caisse de Prévoyance Sociale – CPS) [Law No. 59-45 of 15 April 1959]

Wednesday, April 15, 1959

The Tunisian government created the Social Welfare Fund to ensure health coverage for civil servants. The law follows the stato-centric development policies initiated by Bourguiba’s regime during the first decade of its rule (Ruf 1975).