Economic Development

Tunisia’s “Al-Ahyaa Al-Sha’Biya”: Socioeconomic Grievances, Mobilisation, and Repression

In 2021, Tunisia witnessed several political and socio-economic crises, which were further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The country had already been facing an acute economic contraction – described by the International Monetary Fund as the worst crisis since Tunisia’s independence in 1956 (IMF, 2021). In 2020, Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi indicated that the country had a negative growth rate of 6.5 percent and a public debt amounting to 86 percent of GDP (Chomiak, 2021).

Mapping of Key Socio-Economic Indicators

Four maps showing poverty distribution, distribution of poor population per economic sector, education level of poor population, and average household size, across Lebanon.


2007 Project Distribution Across Lebanon

Maps showing the distribution of development projects in various fields including health, education, agriculture, etc.


Mapping of Vulnerabilities in Lebanon

This Map Contains The Following Information Layers: - Political Layer displaying the electoral weight of each of the opposition and the loyalists in each of the electoral districts of the 2005 General Elections - Confessional Layer, displaying a rough presentation of the geographic distribution of Lebanese confessions as well as the mixed areas.

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