Tunisia: EU, EBRD and Ministry of Trade join forces to support competitive services

May 4, 2016
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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) officially launched on Monday 2 May a programme of activities to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) operating in the services sectors in Tunisia. This initiative is part of the PACS Programme (Programme d’Appui à la Compétitivité des Services) funded by the EU with €20 million, €10 million of which will be allocated by the EBRD.
The EBRD will use this sum to mobilise its network of local and international experts to provide direct support to Tunisian SMEs and professional bodies in the services sectors (transport and logistics, ICT, professional services, tourism and craft industries). The Bank will also provide advice and technical assistance in the areas of strategy, organisation, human resources, IT systems, quality systems, engineering and promoting exports.
The EBRD has been investing in Tunisia since 2012 and has funded more than 20 projects in the private sector to the tune of some €300 million. The EBRD has also supported more than 220 Tunisian SMEs by providing technical assistance. (EU Neighbourhood Info)
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