Assistance to Enterprises

Assisting Tunisian SMEs to grow and create jobs

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.

Our Work

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.

We implement our work through 10 regional offices located throughout Tunisia.

Agriculture and Agribusiness

Helping Tunisian companies access export markets

Technology and Innovation

Helping innovative Tunisian start-ups

Textile and Apparel

Supporting the textile industry competitiveness
Impact To Date

  • Signed 637 partnership agreements with companies encompassing 7,381 enterprises, 11% of which are women-owned entreprises
  • Created more than 42,600 jobs, 60% of which have gone to women and over 80% of which have gone to underserved regions
  • Assisted firms have increased sales by $520 million including $350 million in export sales with average sales increases of 17%