Tunisia secured a $2.128 million grant deal with the World Bank, as it seeks to achieve decentralization. The agreement was signed by Minister of Development, Investment and International Cooperation Zied Laadhari and World Bank Country Director for the Maghreb and Malta, Françoise Marie Nelly.
Under the agreement, Tunisia will fund development initiatives that seek to reinforce the proximity between the state structures and the citizens, along with enhancing services quality.
Minister Zied Ladhari, said that “this grant is intended to support the process of decentralization of power in Tunisia, ” TAP reported.
The Minister also announced that the World Bank is preparing to enter the second phase of its Urban Development and Local Governance Programme aimed at strengthening the institutional capacity of local communities and improving municipal infrastructure services in disadvantaged neighbourhoods.
Moussanada is funding the grant contract with the administration of the World Bank, backing financial projects.