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Tunisia: Launch of IFE first official call for proposals

The Facility « Investing for Employment » (IFE) is an investment mechanism for employment, providing competitive grants to co-finance public or private projects in its seven partner countries in Africa, including Tunisia.

IFE is part of the Special Initiative "Decent Work for a Just Transition" of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Under the brand Invest for Jobs, the Special Initiative aims to create good jobs and apprenticeships and to improve working conditions in its partner countries in Africa.

IFE ambition is to promote the Tunisian labor market by providing financial and technical support to project leaders in order to boost the economy, generate long-term jobs and encourage continuous training.

The first call for proposals in Tunisia, launched on 30 November 2020, seeks applications for four types of projects:

  1. Public Infrastructure for job creation (covers up to 90% of the cost)
  2. Common service for job creation (covers up to 75% of the cost)
  3. Projects that foster direct job creation which have benefits/impacts more broadly than solely for the project owners (covers up to 50% of the cost)
  4. Projects that foster direct job creation by companies (covers up to 25% of the total cost).

For more information visit our CfP website for Tunisia: https://invest-for-jobs.com/en/ife-call-for-proposals-tunisia

IFE grants range from 1 million EUR to 10 million EUR. The Applicant is obliged to contribute own funds to complete the project finance.

Potential applicants for the Call for Proposals will have until 22 January 2021, to submit concept notes. IFE invites companies and other interested parties, whether public or private, to submit high quality concept notes either as a part of a consortium or an individual applicant.

IFE established an e-mail address that is especially dedicated for questions from potential applicants: cfp-ife.tunisie@invest-for-jobs.com. Applicants will be able to submit questions and requests for clarification between 1 December 2020 and 15 January 2021 at 5 pm CET, which is the deadline for submitting questions.

Please find more information in the PDF document below.

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