|Approval Date||05 Aug 2013|
|Signature Date||27 Feb 2014|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2020|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||24030|
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.
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.
Fund for African Private Sector Assistance
Banque de financement des petites et moyennes entreprises (BFPME)
|Last Update||22 Nov 2020|