The Tunisian Association for Management & Social Stability (TAMSS), in partnership with the Global Fairness Initiative, has released the "Guidebook to Formalization for Informal Workers". This Arabic document is used as a resource for Tunisian workers and entrepreneurs to aid in the process of formalizing.
TAMSS, along with Partners for Democratic Change, is an active partner of GFI's Tunisia Inclusive Labor Initiative (TILI), a three-year program to create more inclusive legal and economic framework for informal Tunisian workers, and to provide workers with access to decent work and government‐mandated protections.
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"Informal workers, many of them youth and women, account for 48% of North Africa’s economically active population (EAP)1. In Tunisia, half of all employed workers lack access to social security, and 39.2% of production goes undeclared to tax and regulatory authorities2. This Roadmap addresses the economic exclusion of informal workers in Tunisia and presents strategies for incorporating them into the formal economy, with an emphasis on extending social safety nets to workers and expanding the government’s core revenue to increase and improve services."
"These recommendations, produced through a robust multi-stakeholder process, offer both initial steps and long-term opportunities to reduce informality and extend social services and protections to more Tunisians. Developed by Tunisians for Tunisia, the strategies in this Roadmap provide a tool for the Tunisian Government and CSOs, as well as donors and multilateral organizations, to generate targeted solutions to the problem of informality."