SMEs and Private Sector Development
Tunisia’s private sector contributes up to 60% of its GDP and accounts for 80% of jobs created and 60% of all investment. The private sector is, undoubtedly, Tunisia’s economic growth engine.
JOBS’ Vision and Strategy
Tunisia JOBS provides direct transactional assistance to SMEs to help them grow their sales, thus creating jobs, and increasing incomes. JOBS works with each company to identify solutions for companies to address constraints to growth, which we implement on a cost-shared basis.
The support we provide includes technical assistance, help in obtaining access to finance and investment, certifications, employee training, and identifying new markets and buyers. Beyond individualized assistance, JOBS strengthens companies’ supply chains to reduce overall costs and reach the widest number of firms, especially smaller producers.
JOBS partners with a wide range of enterprises, from micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) to larger firms requiring assistance in identifying and training new workers, thus reducing unemployment in their regions.
- Signed 678 partnership agreements with companies encompassing 8,117 enterprises, about 11% of which are women-owned enterprises
- Created more than 45,000 jobs, 68% of which have gone to women and over 40% of which have gone to underserved regions
- Assisted firms have increased sales by $550 million including $350 million in export sales