Tunisia Irrigated Agriculture Intensification Project (WB-P160245)

  • Tunisia
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
May 29, 2018
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Government of Tunisia
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Agriculture and Forestry
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 140.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 170.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jul 11, 2018

Disclosed by Bank May 9, 2017

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Project Description

The objectives of the project are to improve the reliability and efficiency of the irrigation and drainage services and strengthen market linkages for irrigated products in selected irrigation schemes. The project comprises four components.

  1. Institutional modernization. It consists of following sub-components:
    1. establishment of a new irrigation management entity; and
    2. irrigation efficiency improvement.
  2. Rehabilitation and improvement works. It consists of following sub-components:
    1. rehabilitation and improvement works; and
    2. common services and goods.
  3. Support to agricultural development and market access. It consists of following sub-components:
    1. strengthening the capacity of producers (and producer organizations) and linking them to the market; and
    2. boosting product marketing and developing competitive value chains.
  4. Project management, This will cover:
    1. the equipment cost for the unit;
    2. training of project management unit staff;
    3. short term expertise;
    4. impact assessment studies;
    5. training, communication, and expertise related to the implementation of the project’s environmental and social management framework (ESMF); and
    6. the incremental operating costs for the project at both central and regional levels. 
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

Ministry of Development, Investments and International Cooperation
Kalthoum Hamzaoui
Directrice Générale de la Coopération Internationale

Implementing Agency:
Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources (MARH)
Ridha Gabouj
Directeur Général


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