Morocco Employability and Land Compact

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 at least $83 million toward the compact.

Financials

Compact Budget

Milestones

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

Compact Projects

Education and Training Project

  • $220,000,000Project Total Amount

Education and Training Project is comprised of two activities:

  • The Secondary Education Activity is piloting a cost-effective, sustainable and scalable model of improving public secondary schools that focuses on the skills needed for today’s modern workforce in approximately 100 schools in Morocco.
  • The Workforce Development Activity focuses on increasing employability by improving the quality and relevance of private sector-driven technical and vocational education and training.

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will lead to improved coordination of government institutions, increased security of land rights, and modernization of outdated and time consuming land governance procedures.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