The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) approved in Tunis on 5 March 2014 the Interim Country Strategy Paper (I-CSP) of the Republic of Tunisia for the 2014-2015 period.
This document presents the plan for AfDB’s strategic activities over the next two years. This strategy was designed to create the conditions for accelerated growth and job creation to ensure regional balance and inclusive development, while allowing the Tunisian economy to progress in terms of value-added.
In particular, AfDB will support the improvement of governance, by backing reforms and capacity building in order to create an enabling business climate for private sector development and jobs both in the regions and nationwide.
AfDB will also provide support for the formulation and/or implementation of infrastructure investment programmes and strategies to improve the business environment, the quality of public services and create jobs in the regions, while supporting the sophistication of the economy at national level.
The Bank’s portfolio in Tunisia – which is one of the Bank’s 3 main clients – comprises 16 projects (including 4 non-sovereign loans) and 24 technical assistance operations financed by grants totalling 2.1 billion US dollars. Furthermore, in 2011 and 2012, 1 billion US dollars was allocated to the Tunisian government for two budget support operations.