Strengthening governance and public financial management

This Program supports the government of Tunisia at the national and subnational level to improve its governance, public financial management (PFM) and public investment management. Legal and institutional reforms are combined with sustainable capacity building to improve government efficiency, effectiveness and transparency.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
01.11.2016 - 30.09.2022
CHF  9’700’000

Following the democratic transition, the Government has embarked on a governance and institutional reform path. Reforms are aimed at strengthening the transparency, accountability and performance of the public sector, advancing decentralisation, and maintaining macroeconomic stability.

This program called Moussanada was established in 2014 to support the government's reform efforts. It is implemented as a World Bank-managed Multi-Donor Trust Fund. This fact sheet covers the second phase of SECO?s support to Moussanada, launched in 2016, and a top-up of the trust fund in 2019.


This program supports the government's reform efforts towards improved efficiency and transparency at the national and subnational level, thereby maintaining a particular focus on public financial management, public investment management, and supporting the decentralisation process.

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

Effets à moyen terme

Government transparency and accountability is increased

Selected aspects of Ministry of Finance?s (MoF's) processes, systems and human resources are strengthened

PFM Information Systems are modernized

Public sector accounting is in line with internationally accepted accounting principles and standards

The public investment cycle is strengthened and aligned with the national budgeting cycle

Capacities of central-state institutions and agencies in their new roles in the context of decentralisation are improved

Local Government capacities in governance and public financial management are strengthened


Principaux résultats attendus:  

An organizational review of the MoF is carried out and an action plan developed

A study on the digitisation of the budget execution process is provided to the MoF and implemented

A diagnostic of the current Financial Management Information System is carried out and an action plan developed

The implementation of the government accounting strategy is supported

A diagnostic of the current Public Investment Management (PIM) practices is carried out- an action plan to strengthen PIM is developed and implemented

Municipalities are supported to prepare and implement an action plan for improving PFM

A technical assistance system for municipalities is designed and deployed

Organisation of the first national conference for municipalities

Principaux résultats antérieurs:  

Development of 22 new online training modules on local PFM and governance.

The capacity of the members of the Conseil National des Normes des comptes Publics was strengthened to support the modernisation of the (sub-)national acounting system.

The program has helped to strengthen internal audit function at the MoF?s Contrôle Général des Finances by providing certified courses to more than 75 staff.

PFM diagnostic assessments were conducted in 6 large municipalities, using the Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) methodolgy, thereby setting the baseline for local PFM reforms.

Direction/office fédéral responsable SECO
Crédit Coopération au développement
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
  • Banque Mondiale - Banque internationale pour la reconstruction et le développement

Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF    9’700’000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF    0 Budget y compris partenaires de projet CHF    18’700’000
Phases du projet Phase 2 01.11.2016 - 30.09.2022   (Phase en cours)