Strong institutions pave the way for reform in Tunisia

Project description

Title: Strengthening the Reform Capacities of Tunisian Institutions (RECAP)
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Country: Tunisia​​​​​​​
Lead executing agency: Ministry of Economy and Planning (MEP), Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT)
Overall term: 2020 to 2023


Tunisia has been pursuing an ambitious democratic and economic reform programme since the revolution in 2011. As part of the German-Tunisian reform partnership, Germany is supporting the country in reforming its banking and financial sector and modernising its public administration.

Reforms can only succeed and bring long-term results when sufficient institutional and professional expertise is available. In some cases, Tunisian institutions are still building this expertise, which is why many reform processes are currently stalling.

The reform partnerships between Germany and selected African countries are part of the G20 Compact with Africa (CwA), which aims to promote private investment on the continent.


Tunisian institutions can better implement the planned reforms from the German-Tunisian reform partnership.


The project works with state institutions and promotes the implementation of reforms.

The project is working with the Ministry of Economy and Planning (MEP) to develop a digital information management system for the field of international cooperation. This will improve coordination among international cooperation partners. The project is also supporting the ministry’s new strategic plan and optimising its internal processes. Employees are receiving training in project management and how to conduct negotiations.

To ensure that investment agencies can support projects more effectively, the project is developing digital services for prospective companies and strengthening the expertise of key participants. Employees are taking part in training courses on investment promotion and participation.

The project is helping to implement the central bank’s strategic plan by improving departmental structures, human resources management and communication and by digitising its internal processes. It is also supporting the development of the follow-up plan.

A flexible advisory fund is supporting selected institutions in getting central reform programme reforms off the ground.

Last update: June 2022

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