Fact Sheets | Tunisia

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Last updated: January 14, 2022

January 12, 2022

The Tunisia Accountability, Decentralization, and Effective Municipalities (TADAEEM) supports the  Government of Tunisia’s long-term decentralization initiatives, with an emphasis on improving service  delivery. TADAEEM’s three key objectives include 1) improving citizen participation in and oversight of  key government functions, 2) strengthening municipal institutional and service delivery performance, and 3) bolstering regional and national coordination and service delivery mechanisms improved to respond to needs of citizens via local government structures. The program works at the central level to assist the Ministry of Local Affairs and the Environment with strategic planning and communications with sub-national entities across 33 municipalities. Some program activities include road paving, public lighting, waste management, park renovation, and permit digitization.

January 12, 2022

The right to nondiscrimination is enshrined in Tunisia’s 2014 constitution, and while Tunisian society is considered one of the most homogenous in the Middle East and North Africa region, some members of minority groups have encountered challenges both in their engagements with fellow citizens and with local and national government. Positive contact and interaction among communities can alleviate fears, misconceptions, and stereotypes and can prevent escalations that could lead to more serious clashes. As part of the USG’s commitment to fostering inclusion and equity worldwide, USAID works to amplify minority voices in partner countries around the world. 

January 12, 2022

Ma3an is a five-year youth-focused project that aims to increase youth participation in civic and  political life, address youth grievances, and prevent radicalization in vulnerable communities. Ma3an’s  objectives are to equip youth with the skills to engage in civic action to address their communities’  needs and grievances through positive youth development (PYD) and enhance Tunisian capabilities to  prevent and counter violent extremism (P/CVE).

January 12, 2022

The Political Transitions Project (PTP) is a five-year collaborative program led by CEPPS—the  International Foundation for Electoral Systems (CEPPS/IFES), the International Republican Institute  (CEPPS/IRI), the National Democratic Institute (CEPPS/NDI), and supported by CEPPS Associate Partner  Internews. The program aims to strengthen electoral and political processes (EPP), provide citizens with information and opportunities to engage politically and improve elections through oversight and advocacy with support from civil society organizations (CSOs). Developed through a collaborative co-creation process among USAID, CEPPS and Tunisian stakeholders, the project will bring together and build upon efforts to support Tunisia’s continued democratic transition.

September 19, 2019

Mashrou3i (“My Project” in Arabic) generates employment opportunities for young men and women in fourteen disadvantaged governorates of Tunisia by providing direct support to entrepreneurs through technical assistance, training, and business coaching, and by enhancing the capacity of local business support institutions.