Tunisia - Technical and Technological Skill-Building Support Project (PADCTT)

Project Summary

Approval Date 04 Dec 2017
Signature Date 21 Dec 2017
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 57,466,218.64
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Technical and Technological Skill-Building Support Programme is consistent with Tunisia’s 2016 - 2020 Development Plan, which includes human development among national priorities with the objective of enhancing education system performance and improving employability. The project supports the following two pillars: (i) building the technical, technological and scientific skills of graduates to ensure employability; and (ii) digital skill building and inclusive access to student services. Accordingly, special emphasis has been laid on promoting the diversification of academic profiles to enhance employability and professional integration in response to the economic and social development needs of Tunisia, as well as on equity and quality of learning. The project will be implemented over a five-year period at a total estimated cost of EUR 144 million.

Project Objectives

The goal of the project is to improve the employability of secondary school leavers and improve labour quality in Tunisia. More specifically, the objective of the project is to reposition technical and technological education courses in response to the local and national demand of companies, and to improve the quality of learning especially in the priority governorates and regions.


The main project beneficiaries are: (i) the 32,417 students who could have access to technical junior secondary schools focused on TTSPs; (ii) the 51,800 inspectors, trainers and teachers who need additional training to better implement the new education reform, especially the technical and technological education component and the digital school component; (iii) the 318,750 students (50% of whom are girls) get balanced meals from the school canteens especially in disadvantaged areas; and (iv) the 1,250 rural women who farm the gardens thus providing themselves with a source of income and increased autonomy. Others are: (v) SMEs participating in the development of digital content and the 3,840 construction workers and young unemployed higher education graduates who would be supported to operate independently as distributors of meals between the central and satellite canteens; and (vi) the parents of students who will benefit from the presence of nearby institutions enabling them to save on the transport costs of their children who previously had to cover long distances to attend school.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Government Of Tunisia


IATI identifier 46002-P-TN-IA0-004
Last Update 22 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Moumine SISSAO
Email m.sissao@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Tunisia
Coordinates Location Name
36.33333 10 Gouvernorat de Zaghouan
36.76667 10.13333 Gouvernorat de Tunis
34 8.08333 Gouvernorat de Tozeur
32 10 Gouvernorat de Tataouine
34.75 10.41667 Gouvernorat de Sfax
36.66667 10.66667 Gouvernorat de Nabeul
35.61667 10.75 Gouvernorat de Monastir
35.33333 10.58333 Gouvernorat de Mahdia
33.33333 11 Gouvernorat de Médenine
36.8333 9.83333 Gouvernorat de la Manouba