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Tunisia: World Bank launches program for 3,000 unemployed youth

The World Bank launched a program to strengthen the capacity of Tunisian unemployed youth from rural areas.

The program, which is fully funded by the Japan Fund for Social Development, aims to promote young people’s access to the labor market by providing financial support and short-term jobs. It covers nearly 3,000 young people aged 18 to 34 years, unemployed and not pursuing studies.

The program aims to involve them in development sub-projects and paid services and provide them learning, training and self-employment opportunities in rural communities in the governorates of Kasserine and Siliana. The project will run over a period of three years starting 2012.

This training program covers several areas, namely, financial management, human resources, monitoring and evaluation of projects. Trainees who will distinguish themselves will be eligible for a grant of 1,000 dollars to help them sustain their business or start a new one.

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