Tunisia Economic Resilience and Inclusion Umbrella Trust Fund (TERI)

This Program will support high-priority economic and disaster risk management (DRM) reforms in Tunisia in a critical time for the country. Support is provided through the TERI Trust Fund, which has an 8 year track-record of fruitful collaboration between SECO, the World Bank, and the Government of Tunisia.

Land/Region Periode Budget
01.12.2022 - 31.12.2027
CHF  9’500’000

Prolonged macroeconomic imbalances, accentuated by the Covid-19 crisis and subsequent inflationary pressures, brought Tunisia in a fragile economic position. Increasing risks stemming from natural, climate-related disasters further test Tunisia's resilience.

SECO is a longstanding supporter of economic, public finance, governance, urban planning and disaster risk management reforms in Tunisia. This financing to the TERI Umbrella Fund ensures that this support can be continued in a time where reform progress is needed more than ever. Support is provided through a proven mix of capacity building, technical assistance and policy dialogue.


To increase Tunisia's resilience, both economically and against disaster-related risks. This Program aims to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the civil service, strengthen public financial management, advance digitisation reforms, and reinforce financial and physical protection against natural disasters.

The program is set up as a demand-driven facility through which SECO expects to fund around 20 specific projects.

Mittelfristige Wirkungen

Public budgeting, expenditure and investment practices are improved- public projects, currently facing an average of 18 months delay, are implemented more effectively with less delay

Civil service and human resources management is modernised through increased job mobility and development of a reform plan

The digitisation of public service provision is further advanced, saving time and resources for the government and citizens

Tunisia's public finances are better protected against fiscal risks stemming from natural and climate-related disasters

Institutional and human capacity for disaster risk management is improved

Climate and urban resilience is improved


Erwartete Resultate:  

A guidance manual on transitioning to performance budgeting is implemented

Expenditure approvals are simplified and more effective

The legal framework for public project management units is modernised to speed up project implementation

Analysis of civil service reform obstacles finalised and disseminated

Government job mobility website expanded and number of applicants increased

7 public services are digitised

A national disaster risk finance strategy is developed

A disbursement mechanism to disaster-affected citizens is established

A draft legal framework for mainstreaming private catastrophe insurance is developed

Extensive DRM training for various government agencies is carried out

Regulatory texts clarifying roles between national and local levels on DRM are developed

Pilot Early Warning Systems are implemented in 3 urban areas

A guideline for mainstreaming DRM in public investment is developed

Resilience strategies and action plans are developed in a number of municipalities

Resultate von früheren Phasen:  

Key achievements for the last phase (2017- 2021) are: i) the establishment of a modern, objective and effective public investment management process- ii) improved mobility of civil servants through the introduction of a Job Mobility e-Platform meeting high demand- iii) digitisation of several government services, saving time and resources for citizens- iv) support to establishment of digital service centres- v) creation and promotion of web-platforms which significantly improved budget transparency and sectoral transparency in 7 ministries- vi) introduction of various software applications for the government, developed through Hackathons, and vii) advancing decentralisation reform by developing and implementing various instruments and standards for municipalities (double-entry bookkeeping, asset management, first webportal for municipalities, trainings), improved oversight through strengthening of oversight bodies, and important contributions to advancing high level policy dialogue.

Verantwortliche Direktion/Bundesamt SECO
Budget Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF    9’500’000 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF    0 Budget inklusive Projektpartner CHF    29’500’000
Projektphasen Phase 1 01.12.2022 - 31.12.2027   (Laufende Phase)