First of all, the privatization programme implemented since 1989, has been
carried out coherently and in continum.
In fact, the public
authorities have always seen to the sustainability of the programme as well as
its coherence with the diverse reforms instituted over the past decade in the
different areas. This has favoured the introduction of a new competitive dynamic
and has enabled the strengthening of the fundamentals of a liberalized economy,
opened to the international environment and based on the promotion of the
development of private initiative; factors required for the pursuit of an
efficient privatization programme.
Furthermore, the follow-up of
privatization operations realized shows, through several surveys carried out in
1998 ,2000, 2001 and 2003 and through consistent follow-up on a case by case
basis, that today almost all of the enterprises and units privatized have
succeeded in improving their performances in numerous areas, from turnover and
investment realized to employment.
Finally, the Tunisian approach
adopted in terms of privatization, in particular, the interest and attention
given to the social aspect of privatization has engaged the participation of all
concerned parties, which has favoured the acceleration of the rhythm of
The experience gained in privatization and the results
registered since the beginning of the programme in 1987, have provided the
threshold to move forward towards a new level as far as privatisation with the
objective, to reinforce the efficiency of the economy, to enable the integration
of the Tunisian economy into the world economy under the best conditions and to
realise the objectives established for the next step in terms of growth,
investment and employment.