Consultations: We are Planning Our Support for Tunisia and We Need Your Help
November 02-December 03, 2015Tunis, Beja, Zaghouan, Djerba, Mednin Tozeur, and Tataouine

Having completed the political transition, Tunisia now faces the challenge of building an economy that provides opportunities for all Tunisians. At the World Bank Group, we want to do everything we can to support this process. The Tunisian government has launched a 5-year development plan, and we have a developed strategy to support that plan.

Our strategy is called a Country Partnership Framework and it will cover the years 2016 to 2020.  

This is where we need your help.

One of the important lessons we learned from the Jasmine revolution is to listen more carefully, to a wider range of voices - especially when we are developing new strategies. We are redoubling our efforts to reach out to all members of the communities we intend to support, to give everyone an opportunity to voice their opinions on the new strategy, to let us know what might be missing, and what else we could be doing to help Tunisia achieve its goals.

We are organizing a series of face to face consultations on our new strategy in Beja, Zaghouan and Tunis for the week of November 2nd 2015.


Overarching Goal 2016-2020:
Support Tunisia to renew its social contract
by defining a fair economic model with opportunities for all 

Restoring an environment conducive to sustainable growth and job creation

Reducing regional disparities

Promoting increased social inclusion and reducing fragility with an emphasis on youth

CPF Objective 1.1
Improving institutional efficiency and economic management
CPF Objective 2.1
Narrowing the gap in basic social and economic services
CPF Objective 3.1
Promoting voice, particiaption, transparency, and accountability
CPF Objective 1.2
Improving competitiveness
CPF Objective 2.2
Improving connectivity between lagging and leading regions
CPF Objective 3.2
Fostering opportunities for Youth
CPF Objective 1.3
Promoting transformational infrastructure projects
CPF Objective 2.3
Enhancing economic opportunities in selected regions
CPF Objective 3.3
Facilitating the renewal of social contract through improved and more equitable social services
    CPF Objective 3.4
Reducing fragility through renewed regional integration

Cross-cutting themes:

Governance & Gender through the Private sector Lens


Friday October 30th, 2015

9:30 a.m.                 

United Nations Mission in Tunisia (OHCHR), Tunis

UN office in Tunis

Jelena Paunovic (PUNIDO), Giordano Segneri (BCR), George Gonzales (UNICEF), Mohammed Bengoumi (FAO), Mohamed Lassad Soua (UNAIDS).

Monday November 2, 2015

8:00 a.m. Meeting with Minister of Regional Development, Investments, and International Cooperation H.E.

Minister Brahim

Place Pasteur

3:00 p.m. Meeting with youth CSOs


CPF Consultation Pillar no. 3: Increased social inclusion and reduced fragility with emphasis on youth

Tuesday November 3, 2015

3:00 p.m. Meeting with youth CSO 


CPF Consultation on Pillar 2: Lagging regions in Beja Governorate

Wednesday November 4, 2015

08:30 a.m.  H.E. Slim Shaker, Minister of Economy and Finance

La Kasbah

10:30 a.m. H.E. Chedly Ayari, Governor Central Bank

Avenue Mohamed V

4:00 p.m. Donor’s Meeting

World Bank Office


French Ambassador - US Ambassador - EU Ambassador

UK Ambassador - German Ambassador -Japan Ambassador

UN Coordinator – AfDB – EBRD – EIB - IMF

Thursday November 5, 2015

9:00 a.m. CPF Consultations with GOT

Ministry of International Cooperation – Place Pasteur

Meeting chaired by HE Lamia Zribi State Secretary for International Cooperation

GOT staff from Prime Minister’s Office, Finance, International Cooperation, Transport, Social Affairs, Agriculture, Environment, ONAS, SONEDE, Energy, Education, Higher Education, Interior (collectivités locales) and other select GOT staff.

4:00 p.m. Consultation with Private Sector, and other stakeholders CPF Pillar 1 Private Sector Led Growth and Job Creation

World Bank Office

Friday November 6, 2015

6:00 p.m. Meeting with Tunisia main political parties

World Bank office

Tuesday November 11, 2015

11:30 a.m. Consultations with Tunis-Based CSOs: Discussion on the three pillars of the CPF

World Bank office

Thursday November 19, 2015

3:00 p.m. Consultations with Djerba-Based CSOs: Discussion on the three pillars of the CPF

World Bank office

Friday November 20, 2015

9:00 a.m.  Consultations with Tataouine-Based CSOs: Discussion on the three pillars of the CPF

Tataouine, salle de réunion au siège du Gouvernorat

3:00 p.m. Consultations with Mednine-Based CSOs

Discussion on the three pillars of the CPF

Mednine, salle de réunion au siège du Gouvernorat

Please help us with your feedback on the following questions: 

  • What role should the World Bank Group play in supporting the government of Tunisia’s development plan?
  • Are the proposed areas of engagement (please see the graph in the "Pillars and Objectives Tab") appropriate?
  • Will they help Tunisia meet it current challenges?
  • What are the key risks and how might we prepare for them?How can we improve the implementation of our program?
  • Are there things the World Bank Group could do differently?

Whether in person or online, we need to hear from YOU. Your insight will help us deliver the right kind of help, to where it is most needed. 



Disclaimer: While the World Bank Group encourages stakeholders to submit documents that could enrich the CPF dialogue via e-mail, it reserves the right to only upload relevant documents and emphasizes that publishing does not mean that the World Bank Group endorses the content of the documents.

Upcoming Consultations
  • Wednesday, December 2nd (10 AM - 12 PM): 
  • : Tozeur
  • : Municipality of Tozeur
  • Thursday December 3rd (9:30 AM - 11:30 AM): 
  • : Djerba
  • : Centre Culturel Euro-Mediterraneen - Houmet Essouk

Country Partnership Framework