Urban development Sousse and secondary cities

This project aims at supporting the Municipality of Sousse in the implementation of the "Urban Development Strategy of the City of Sousse", by providing financial and knowledge support to plan the development of the third city of Tunisia in a sustainable way.

Pays/région Période Budget
01.12.2015 - 31.12.2021
CHF 2'800'000

Since the 2011 revolution, Tunisia has anchored the decentralization process in a new constitution, putting cities in the heart of local development processes and making them proactive actors in the planning, implementation and delivering for municipal infrastructure and services. The originality of the strategy developed in Sousse is the implementation of a participatory approach that largely involves civil society but also the services of the state (ex. : water, sanitation, energy). It aims at reaching a common vision of the city development and defining priorities and actions.


The overall goal of the project is to bring better economic, environmental and social conditions through sustainable urban development to the inhabitants of Sousse and its suburbs.

Effets à moyen terme

The project has three main outcomes:

The modal share of soft modes of transport and public transport in urban travel increases (requires the implementation of a second project phase).

The fossil energy consumption (electricity and fuel) in the city is reduced (requires the implementation of a second project phase).

The masterplan for resource mobilization is in place and enables:

- an optimization of the collection of household waste

- a better management of the street lighting

- simplification and more effectiveness in the issuance process, management and control of building permits


Principaux résultats attendus:  

Revision of the Urban Planning Plan and of the Urban Transport Plan.

Establishment of a master plan for Energy / Street Lighting.

Establishment of a resource mobilization blueprint.

Promotion of green buildings.

Direction/office fédéral responsable SECO
Crédit Coopération au développement
Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF   2'800'000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF   0 Budget y compris partenaires de projet CHF   2'800'000
Phases du projet Phase 1 01.12.2015 - 31.12.2021   (Phase en cours)