Small and Medium Enterprise Finance in Tunisia. The USAID Jobs, Opportunities and Business Success (JOBS) Activity supports small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to accelerate growth and create jobs. Connexus is improving SME access to finance and investment, conducting operational diagnostics, and guiding financial institutions to improve their processes for analyzing and investing in SMEs. In 2019, Connexus facilitated more than US$11.6 million in new SME finance and investment. In 2020, the Government of Tunisia requested assistance from JOBS to support the design and implementation of a blended finance investment fund and digital marketing platform to reinforce SMEs negatively impacted by Coronavirus.

Client: Chemonics International; 2018-2021

“The project delivers targeted firm-level assistance to businesses to accelerate growth and create jobs. Additionally, JOBS improves the employability and skills of Tunisian job-seekers based on demand-driven enhancements of Tunisia’s vocational training system.” – USAID Tunisia JOBS webpage

Participants from ZTM work with Connexus’ Vice President of International Programs, Todd Crosby, on value chain financial product development, June 2019
Participants from the improved benchmarking and credit scoring systems training, August – November 2019