Assessment Visits to Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia

With the view to welcome Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia in METAC and identifying their capacity development needs for the period ahead, METAC Coordinator, Ms. Taline Koranchelian, visited Algiers, Rabat, and Tunis from July 18-27. During these visits, Ms. Koranchelian met with  officials from the ministries of finance, central banks, and national statistical offices of the three countries. The authorities appreciated the role METAC is playing in strengthening institutional and human capacity and sharing knowledge and experiences among practitioners in the MENA region. They requested technical assistance (TA) in several areas, including strengthening budgetary frameworks, monitoring fiscal risks, broadening tax collection, enhancing risk-based banking supervision, and improving national account statistics.