Tunisia - Support Project for the Implementation of the “Digital Tunisia 2020” National Strategic Plan

Project Summary

Approval Date 08 Nov 2017
Signature Date 21 Dec 2017
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Communications
DAC Sector Code 22013
Commitment U.A 57,382,504.59
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Support Project for Implementation of the “Digital Tunisia 2020” National Strategic Plan (PNS within the National Development Plan (PND) 2016-2020) was designed based on detailed technical studies conducted through technical assistance provided to the Presidency of the Government and funded with MIC TAF resources. The project comprises: (i) the establishment of the main ministerial information systems (IS) (e-finance, e-justice, e-local government, etc.); and (ii) all the platforms that guarantee an e-government (interoperability, public cloud, Government intranet, etc.). Furthermore, it provides for institutional support that includes feasibility studies to prepare for the rest of the project, support actions (legal assistance, management change, communication, etc.) and implementation of various project activities. The project will be implemented over a four-year (2018-2021) period for an estimated total of EUR 134,96 million.

Project Objectives

The project’s sector objective is to help improve public services provided to users. Its specific objective is to: (i) enhance the performance, openness and quality of the Tunisian administration; (ii) transform Tunisia into an international digital destination; (iii) create jobs; (iv) increase the use of digital technology in all sectors of activity and ultimately transform this sector into the primary source of tax revenue for the State.


The beneficiaries of the expanded project area are the entire population of Tunisia. Indeed, once the administrative sites are fully connected through RNIA2 and the foundations of e-government have been laid (IS, interoperability, etc.), the Tunisian government will have all that is required to launch a virtually universal automation of its interactions with users. In general, the Tunisian private sector will benefit through the execution of a multitude of activities planned under this operation.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-TN-G00-003
Last Update 20 Mar 2020


Contact Details

Name OMAR ELMI Samatar
Email s.omarelmi@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Tunisia