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Specific Support to Tunisia: Background Report

This background report for the H2020 Specific Support to Tunisia focuses on describing the key characteristics of the research and innovation (R&I) system in Tunisia, its key actors and governance structure and policies.


The report sets the R&I system within its political, social and economic context and provides key information on the public and private funding of R&D and the country’s performance in both innovation and scientific research. It describes the research performers in Tunisia and their main characteristics and functions, the main actors in the Research and Innovation governance system, the research policies and priorities, and the key challenges emerging. A final chapter covers the public R&I funding system, both in terms of the institutional and competitive funding of research and R&D financing in the private sector.

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Tuesday, 18 September, 2018
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