USAID Programs in Tunisia: 35 Years of Partnership for Development

The Information Resource Center organized its second “Meet a Diplomat” event featuring USAID Senior Development Advisor Kay Freeman. A diverse group of researchers, students and professionals came to hear Ms. Freeman discuss 35 years of partnership between Tunisia and USAID.

Ms. Freeman traced the history of USAID in Tunisia since the sixties and outlined how USAID returned to operate in Tunisia after the revolution in a different context and with new priorities. She also noted that USAID is now focusing on two major issues facing Tunisia: supporting economic reforms and job creation.