Promoting employment in Tunisia
Tunisia’s economic situation is challenging. Youth unemployment is running at 35 per cent, and around 30 per cent of all university graduates in this North African country are out of work, despite skills gaps in many sectors. Consequently, many Tunisians move away from home in search of work. Tunisia is one of the many countries in which GIZ is working to improve long-term employment prospects. With support from GIZ and its partners, almost half a million people in North Africa and the Middle East found work between 2010 and 2015.
On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and in cooperation with business and civil society, GIZ is assisting young people in Tunisia to build up their long-term career prospects. Work focuses on making those jobs with high employment potential more attractive and on aligning basic and further training with the needs of business and industry. It also promotes start-ups.