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Tunisia - Regional Development and Job Creation Support Programme (PADRCE)
The programme aims to contribute to accelerated and inclusive growth in Tunisia by ensuring regional development and establishing a conducive environment for job creation. PADRCE is expected to help bridge regional and social disparities, on the one hand, and reduce the unemployment rate from 15% in 2015 to 14% in 2017, alongside an increase in the employment rate of higher education graduates from 68.6% in 2014 to 70% in 2017, on the other hand. PADRCE should benefit: (i) the inhabitants of interior regions of the country; (ii) 58,000 graduates annually of higher education, 66% of them girls and certificate holders from vocational training; (iii) 108,000 young people without qualifications, including 83% of women; and (iv) women microcredit beneficiaries as well as 235,000 families targeted by social assistance.