Our Impact

Our work to date has had significant impact across all project objectives:

  • Facilitated over 35,000 jobs
  • Supported over 25,000 business
  • Mobilized $48 million in investments
  • Faciliated nearly $200 million in access to finance
  • Led support to the CDC, Tunisia’s sovereign investment fund, in designing Covid-19 emergency response to assist SMEs
  • Implementing USAID’s 10 million Covid19 grant program, to date awarding grants to over 15,000 microenterprises, 200 small enterprises (less than 20 employees) and 80 SMEs
  • Provided employability skills training to over 2,200 youth, and matching over 9,000 youth with jobs with partner companies
  • Partnering with GOT in policy and regulatory reform in access to finance, trade

 

Helping SMEs to grow

Created over 25,000 new jobs 60% for women.

Generated over $200 million in additional access to finance.

Signed 450 Partnership Agreements encompassing over 3,462 SMEs and producers.

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Establishing a better prepared workforce

Matched 9,900 youth to new jobs among JOBS’ client firms.

Prepared 8,500 students annually for the workforce with demand-driven ICT and Business Administration curricula.

Helped create a Masters degree in fintech, led by Vermeg, the ICT Federation cluster, and the Tunisia Business School.

Creating sustainable linkages between youth and employers through more effective career-placement centers in pilot regions.

Forging a more conducive enabling policy and regulatory environment for business growth

Helping the Government of Tunisia implement other e-government solutions that increase transparency and reduce costs for businesses, including:

  • The Ministry of Trade’s new portal to (www.pce.tn), facilitating export and import procedures for SMEs.
  • Tunisia TradeNet’s site tunisietrade.net and a mobile App for simplified e-payment solutions, on-line consultations, and e-learning tutorials.
  • National Investor Platform, expediting investments.
  • A mobile app to reduce administrative barriers and unnecessary authorizations to start a business.
  • Tunisiacompetitiveness.tn, which highlights Tunisia’s advantages as an investment destination.
  • Private sector-government consensus on key investment priorities, integrating them in the draft Equity Investment Code.
Communicating with youth

Undertook a comprehensive survey of youth on economic and social attitudes, encompassing 9,900 youth for more effective outreach and programs.