Operationalizing Public Private Partnership in Tunisia

Project Summary

Approval Date 20 Feb 2013
Signature Date 20 Feb 2013
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 11330
Commitment U.A 1,014,934.03
Status Implementation

Project General Description

After the revolution the new Tunisian authorities expressed their willingness to promote the use of such partnerships, with the aim, among others, to lighten the state investment burden, to improve public and private governance, to improve the quality of service delivery, to improve infrastructure maintenance and to increase foreign direct investment. In this context a new law has been prepared during the course of the year 2012. The revised law on Public-Private Partnerships is expected to be adopted by mid-2013 (and modifying the Decree n° 2008-2965 dated 8 September 2008, relating to the creation of Unit for the monitoring of concessions and all types of PPPs). The law should provide a legal framework for Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and should enable the Government to better leverage the private sector financing and development of economic and social infrastructure projects. In parallel to the finalization and adoption of the new PPP law, Tunisia critically needs to embark on operationalizing this reform in a context where PPPs knowledge is relatively limited nationally. The establishment of a specific unit – which will be a foundation for good governance and expertise in this specific field - is critical. Indeed, the increasing willingness (and pressure) of the private sector to engage on this front in Tunisia could potentially cause distortions and represents a risk if not managed properly.

Participating Organization

MENA Transition Fund
Government of Tunisia


IATI identifier 46002-G-TN-K00-ZZZ-002
Last Update 12 Jul 2020


Contact Details

Name Olivier Breteche
Email o.breteche@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Tunisia