Tunisia Country Profile

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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Tunisia promotes an inclusive, accountable political system, and dynamic private sector-led economic growth, which promotes prosperous and resilient communities across the country, and advances Tunisia on its journey to self-reliance. Since 2011, USAID has provided nearly $685 million in assistance to Tunisia.

OUR WORK

ECONOMIC GROWTH

USAID/Tunisia is also initiating new Economic Growth activities in 2021, that include Visit Tunisia - aiming to enhance Tunisia’s tourism potential, generating revenue and jobs, and contributing to Tunisia’s growth and development; and Power Tunisia - aiming to build the Tunisian energy sector’s institutional capacity to support increased clean energy generation and grid integration; promote the benefits of renewable energy through the development of sustainable pilot activities, and support efficiency improvements that produce energy savings. There is a plan to expand access to finance for Small and Medium Enterprises with a Development Finance Corporation Loan Portfolio Guarantee.

DEMOCRACY AND GOVERNANCE

Democracy and Governance programs work with both civil society and selected Government institutions to implement the reforms set forth in the new constitution.

Future Democracy and Governance programming to strengthen Tunisia’s partnership between government and civil society and help strengthen the legislature are planned.

COVID-19 RESPONSE

As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, USAID has dedicated over $31 million in assistance to support Tunisia in responding to the immediate health crisis and prepare for the pandemic’s long term economic and social effects. In addition to utilizing existing Economic Growth and Democracy and Governance projects, USAID is also partnering with UN organizations to support efforts by the Government of Tunisia (particularly the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education) to respond to emerging needs in Tunisia.

Last updated: February 03, 2021

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