Morocco Employability and Land Compact

MCC’s $450 million Morocco Employability and Land Compact supports two Moroccan Government priorities that will contribute to economic growth and investment in the country: employability and land productivity.

Morocco’s economic and political stability has contributed to continuous economic growth and significant poverty reduction over the past decade. Although poverty trends are improving, regional inequality remains considerable, with an urban/rural divide in access to public services and economic opportunities. Morocco has critically low rates of gender equality and one of the lowest female labor force participation rates in the world. By supporting policy and institutional changes that will improve Morocco’s investment environment and by creating models for engagement with the private sector, the Employability and Land Compact address both the supply and demand sides of the labor market.

The Government of Morocco is strongly committed to carrying out these policy and institutional reforms and will make a financial contribution of more than 15 percent toward the compact.

Financials

Financials as of March 31, 2020

Compact Budget

Milestones

  • Signed:
    November 30, 2015
  • Entry Into Force:
    June 30, 2017

Compact Projects

Education and Training for Employability Project

  • $217,780,275Project Total Amount
  • $53,011,972Project Amount Committed
  • $12,903,594Project Amount Expended

Education and Training for Employability Project is comprised of two activities:

  • The Secondary Education Activity aims to improve the quality of secondary education by piloting a participatory approach to school improvement in 90 schools across three regions of Morocco. The Activity is investing in reforms to school governance, coupled with targeted investments in infrastructure, technology, and training for teachers and school administrators.
  • The Workforce Development Activity aims to increase the quality and relevance of technical and vocational education and training by supporting private-sector driven governance as well as construction/rehabilitation of 15 training centers, together with targeted investments in policy reform of the sector. This activity is also investing in improvements to job placement services through a results-based financing mechanism as well as improvements to the availability and analysis of market information.

Projected Long-Term Results

Land Productivity Project

  • $168,779,805Project Total Amount
  • $43,102,067Project Amount Committed
  • $9,737,285Project Amount Expended

Land Productivity Project comprises three activities:

  • The Governance Activity is improving land governance and addressing land market constraints to investment and productivity, in part through the development of a National Land Strategy and action plan for its implementation, and by supporting implementation of priority measures to address those constraints.
  • The Rural Land Activity is developing a faster and more inclusive process for granting titles on irrigated collective lands to individual men and women smallholder farmers and their families who currently farm the land.
  • The Industrial Land Activity is piloting a market-driven public-private partnership approach to industrial zone development management to foster sustainability and private sector investment.

Projected Long-Term Results

As of June 1, 2020