Modernisation of the Civil Service Evaluation and Training System in Tunisia

Project description

Title: Modernisation of the Civil Service Evaluation and Training System in Tunisia
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Country: Tunisia
Lead executing agency: Presidency of the Government
Overall term: 2020 to 2025


Tunisia’s public administration is facing huge challenges. Since the 2011 revolution, the government has amassed large debts. One of the reasons behind rising government expenditure is the cost of paying a large civil service. At the same time, civil servants are inefficient. This is reflected in a dissatisfied population and the slow pace of certain reforms. Many civil servants are unmotivated owing to a lack of performance incentives and poorly targeted training.

Legislative amendments and structural changes in the responsible institutions are needed to create a framework within which the civil service can be modernised.


The state evaluation and training system has been modernised and civil servants are better qualified.


The project covers three fields of action:

  1. Development of measures, tools and strategies for standardisation and certification purposes.
  2. In addition, an objective and transparent system is to be introduced to allow better evaluation of civil servants’ work. For this purpose, the evaluation measures for civil service employees are being updated with the aim of highlighting staff members’ strengths and weaknesses and flagging up potential for development and further training.
  3. Lastly, the project is fostering dialogue between the government, trade unions, local authorities and non-governmental organisations. The purpose of this is to promote awareness of the reforms and include the Tunisian population in the process.

Last update: February 2023

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