Investing in Institutional, Human and Social Capital to Build Morocco’s Future

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Moroccan flag over Djemaa El Fna Square in Marrakech, Morocco
  • The Morocco Economic Memorandum 2017 builds on the Kingdom’s assets to propose an ambitious albeit realistic pathway to achieving upper middle-income status in the next 25 years.
  • Promoting a more open and inclusive society is one of the key pathways Morocco must take to achieve stronger economic growth, enhance job creation, and gradually close the development gap with more advanced countries.
  • The Memorandum also seeks to address the issue raised by His Majesty, King Mohammed VI, in his 2014 Throne Speech on how intangible capital could become the “fundamental criterion in the development of public policies so that all Moroccans may benefit from their country’s wealth”.

eConsultant2: Consultant to support microfinance program in Morocco

Deadline: 26-Jan-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

MENA FIG Advisory Services (AS) is seeking to recruit a Short-Term Consultant (STC) to world money smallprovide support to specific microfinance projects in Morocco. This program is composed by AS projects with leading MFIs, but also actions at the sectorial level. The STC will primarily work on, but not be limited to, assisting the IFC team to perform product review assessments in leading IMFs and to organize events for the microfinance sector.

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Morocco – Large Scale Irrigation Modernization Project

On July 8, the World Bank Board of Directors approved the Morocco Large Scale Irrigation Modernization Project, worth a total of $187.5 million, of which $150 million is provided by the World Bank.

The development objectives of the Large Scale Irrigation Modernization Project for Morocco are: (i) for the Doukkala Regional Agricultural Development Office (ORMVA), the Gharb ORMVA, the Haouz ORMVA, and the Tadla ORMVA, to provide improved water service to farmers; and (ii) for targeted farmers in the project area, to have better access to improved irrigation technologies.

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Morocco – Clean and Efficient Energy Project

On April 24, 2015, the World Bank Board of Directors will decide on the Morocco Clean and Efficient Energy Project. The project involves a total of $158 million, of which $125 million is provided by the World Bank. Here are the highlights of the project.

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES (PDO)

The Project’s PDO is to improve the capacity of ONEE to supply and dispatch clean electricity and to meet the demand of targeted customers efficiently in the Project Area.

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Morocco: Improving Primary Health in Rural Areas

On Friday, April 24, the Board of Directors of the World Bank will decide on a proposed project in Morocco to improve primary health in rural areas, involving a total of $100 million from the World Bank, for a total of over $220 million.

The stated Project Development Objective is to expand access to primary healthcare in targeted rural areas in the Program Area. The operation will contribute to the Government’s health sector program by disbursing funds against achievements of the following key results: (a) expanding equitable access to primary care in rural areas; and (b) improving health system governance at the primary level.

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