The United States agreed to hand Tunisia a total of $335mn in aid over five years to support its “democratic transition,” the North African country’s Development and International Cooperation Ministry said on 28 August. But the $67mn yearly sum represents a 44% fall on the $119mn pledged in 2018 and a 65% decrease on 2017’s $194mn, according to US Agency for International Development (USAID) data. Since coming into office in 2017 US President Donald Trump has repeatedly called for a decrease in US foreign economic aid.