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Support to the reform of IRESA (Institution de la Recherche et de l’Enseignement Supérieur Agricoles)

December 2014 - February 2016

Project Summary

Based on a self-evaluation of the present situation, the project implemented a series of expertise missions in the fields of organisation and governance of higher education and research in agriculture as well as quality control in higher education institutions. 


Improve the functioning and management processes of the Tunisian higher education system and research in agriculture in order to improve the employability of young graduates and to increase the impact of agricultural research.


Workshop with the directors of IRESA higher education and research organisations in order to map the desired working processes for the IRESA system.

Analysis of the gap between the map of desired processes and the current situation.

Expertise missions to present the results of the gap analysis to the President and the Directors of Departments in IRESA and propose actions to be undertaken in the framework of the reform.

Audit of 2 higher education institutions and 2 research organisations.

Expertise mission to support the establishment of a quality control in the sector of higher education in IRESA. 

Results and impact

Effective action is taken in order to improve the working processes in the higher education and research system in the field of agriculture in Tunisia.

Main publications

Process mapping

Audit reports of 4 IRESA organisations 



Source of funding : CIHEAM ; IRESA
Programme and Contact references : Pascal BERGERET, CIHEAM-IAMM, France, bergeret@iamm.fr Thouraya SOUISSI, IRESA, Tunisia, souissi.thouraya@iresa.agrinet.tn Ali RHOUMA, IRESA, IRESA, Tunisia, ali.rouma@gmail.com
Total budget : 40 000,00 €