Tunisia Business Environment and Entrepreneurship DPF (WB-P158111)

  • Tunisia
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 13, 2017
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Government of Tunisia
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  • Finance
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 500.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 500.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Nov 27, 2017

Disclosed by Bank May 27, 2016

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Project Description
The development objective of the Business Environment and Entrepreneurship Development Policy Loan Project for Tunisia is to improve the business environment, and (ii) support entrepreneurship and deepen access to finance. The proposed Business Environment and Entrepreneurship Development Policy Loan (BEE DPL), in the amount of Euro 457.2 million (US$500 million equivalent), is a standalone single-tranche operation aimed at supporting key areas of reform in the Government of Tunisia’s Five-Year Development Plan for 2016-2020. The DPL would help Tunisia achieve stronger and more inclusive growth and private sector-led job creation, particularly by stimulating entrepreneurship. The Government response to the employment and social challenges by raising public sector hiring and salaries has helped maintain social peace, but has also contributed to significant weakening of Tunisia’s fiscal situation. Going forward, job creation will require a sound macroeconomic framework, a dynamic private sector and a conducive business environment. Accelerating job creation and promoting inclusion and shared prosperity in Tunisia also entails supporting entrepreneurship and deepening access to finance.The proposed DPL is informed by the challenges and opportunities identified in the Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD).
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