Tunisia - BFPME: Boosting Private Sector Development Through Small and Medium Enterprise Creation and Expansion

Project Summary

Approval Date 05 Aug 2013
Signature Date 27 Feb 2014
Planned Completion Date 31 Mar 2021
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Mar 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Finance
DAC Sector Code 24030
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 555,247.09
Status Completion

Project General Description

The project to strengthen its institutional capacities and stimulate private sector development through the creation and expansion of SMEs in Tunisia, implemented by the Banque de financement des petites et moyennes entreprises (BFPME), obtained financing from the African Development Bank Group through the Fund for Assistance to the African Private Sector (FAPA). The project has two components. The first part is related to Consultant services including the following points: (i) Strengthening the skills of BFPME staff; (ii) Creation of a "sectoral studies" database to improve the quality of business plans for various sectors or industries; (iii) Advice and technical support for SMEs and high-potential companies experiencing difficulties; (iv) Preparation of the report on evaluation and completion results; and (v) Project audit. The second component concerns Services other than consultancy services, including Communication and Awareness.

Project Objectives

The main objectives of this project are: (a) to strengthen the skills of the BFPME's staff in order to improve its services to SMEs, particularly in the country's inland regions; (b) to create and continuously maintain a database on key sectors of activity with models including key elements and ratios to be considered in the sectors concerned and the various regions; and (c) to provide advice and technical support to certain companies with high potential experiencing difficulties by technical experts jointly with BFPME officers.


The beneficiaries of the project are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and private sector operators in Tunisia.

Participating Organization

Fund for African Private Sector Assistance
Banque de financement des petites et moyennes entreprises (BFPME)


IATI identifier 46002-P-TN-HAA-038
Last Update 24 Sep 2022


Contact Details

Email fapa@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Tunisia
Coordinates Location Name
36.81897 10.16579 Tunis