Tunisia - The Integration support programme

Project Summary

Approval Date 16 Apr 2009
Signature Date 18 May 2009
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2011
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2011
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 15124
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 189,973,935.58
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Integration Support Programme (PAI) comes after the three structural reform programmes involving competitiveness support (PAC I, PAC II and PAC III) implemented from 1999 to 2007, and supported by the Bank. The ultimate goal of this operation which will consolidate the gains of the three previous programmes is to support the Government in achieving the growth and employment objectives stated in the Development Policy Letter. It is also intended to help the country address the difficulties arising from the global crisis context and prepare the Tunisian economy for the future. These goals will be achieved, in part, through creating enabling conditions for more effective integration of the country, a small economy with export-based growth, into the world economy. The expected outcomes (impacts) are: (i) reduced transaction costs and deepening of trade integration for both goods and services; (ii) improved business environment; and (iii) improved access to financing.

Project Objectives

The aim of PAI is to boost growth and employment in keeping with the objectives of the 11th Plan (2007-2011), adopted in January 2007, and the Development Policy Letter. The specific objective of the Programme is to foster better integration into the global economy.


The final beneficiary of the Programme is the entire Tunisian population. It will benefit from the improved standard of living made possible by accelerated growth and increased job opportunities. The main intermediate beneficiaries are: (i) the public departments that will receive support from the Programme in the implementation of the 11th Plan, (ii) the private sector, which will have easier access to the financial sector and operate in an improved business environment, (iii) the unemployed, including women, who will have increased job opportunities, and (iv) consumers, who will have at their disposal less costly and better quality products and services.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Ministry of Development and International Cooperation


IATI identifier 46002-P-TN-KA0-003
Last Update 24 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Aka Zébié Hyacinthe KOUASSI
Email a.h.kouassi@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Tunisia
Coordinates Location Name
34.0 9.0 Tunisia