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To Bridge the Gap between Higher Education and Employment

C·A·Perspectives on Tunisia No. 02-2020

26.08.2020 · C·A·P



Following independence in 1956, Tunisia prioritised education in its public policies. However, while Tunisia has long shown positive results in terms of literacy, enrolment rates, and research, it paid a little attention to the needs of the labour market and, respectively, the students' employability in a dynamic and challenging economic environment. This led to a mismatch between what the university offers as qualifications and what the labour market requires as competencies.

In an attempt to address this mismatch, international development practitioner Nadia Naccache in her policy paper suggests interventions to improve the higher education system in a way that ensures better employability for graduates.

To Bridge the Gap between Higher Education and Employment in Tunisia
C·A·Perspectives on Tunisia No. 02-2020

The policy paper is published in the Series C·A·Perspectives on Tunisia in the framework of the "Policy Advice and Strategy Development" Program in the framework of the Bavarian-Tunisian Action Plan 2016-2020 and supported by the Government of the Free State of Bavaria.


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