MCC’s $450 million Morocco Employability and Land Compact supports two Moroccan Government priorities that have posed binding constraints to economic growth and investment: youth employability and land productivity.
Morocco’s consistent 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 is 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 compact’s Employability and Land Projects 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 $98 million toward the compact.
November 30, 2015
Entry Into Force:
June 30, 2017
Education and Workforce Development Project
- $220,000,000Project Total Amount
Education and Workforce Development Project is comprised of two activities:
- The Secondary Education Activity is piloting a cost-effective, sustainable and scalable model of improving public secondary schools through improved education quality, infrastructure and technology; and more inclusive governance, in approximately 100 schools throughout Morocco. The goal is to prepare Moroccan youth to actively participate and succeed in today’s modern workforce.
- The Workforce Development Activity focuses on increasing employability by improving the quality and relevance of private sector-driven technical and vocational education and training by providing incentives for public-private partnerships (PPPs).
Projected Long-Term Results
Land Productivity Project
- $170,500,000Project Total Amount
Land Productivity Project comprises three activities:
- The Governance Activity supports the development and implementation of a land governance sector strategy that will lead to improved coordination of government institutions, increased security of land rights, and modernization of outdated and time consuming land governance procedures.
- The Rural Land Activity is developing a faster and more inclusive process for converting ownership of the country’s collective irrigated land into individual ownership by men and women smallholder farmers who currently use the land.
- The Industrial Land Activity optimizes the way the government brings industrial land to market, shifting from a state to a market-driven approach by using public-private partnerships for industrial land development and management.
Projected Long-Term Results
As of August 29, 2017