Dana Mansuri Sworn In As Mission Director to Morocco
USAID and Morocco sign a new Country Development Cooperation Strategy
USAID helps create political town halls in Morocco, promoting inclusive dialogue between citizens and officials.
USAID provides training and equipment for farmer cooperatives to sort and process locally grown capers. Sorted capers increase market value of quality products.
USAID trained almost 2000 teachers in new teaching methods to improve the quality of teaching and learning in schools throughout the country.
As a result of USAID support in training and equipment, Moroccan dairy farmers now use modern on-farm dairy production and processing techniques for increased yield and higher value dairy products.
Morocco is one of America's oldest friends in the Middle East and North Africa and is recognized today as a major non-NATO ally. Since 1957, the U.S. Government and the Government of Morocco have worked together to make real and substantial improvements in the lives of Moroccan citizens.
In the wake of the 2011 Arab Spring, Morocco continues to make positive strides in pursuit of political and economic reforms and remains a strong U.S. ally. Despite continued political tensions focused on corruption and political marginalization, the Government of Morocco remains committed to the implementation of its new constitution and the realization of ambitious plans for job creation, improved educational opportunities, and social inclusivity.
USAID’s current strategy concentrates on increasing agricultural growth and productivity; enhancing teacher training; building the capacity of local governments to respond to citizen demands; addressing the needs of the most at-risk youth through engagement in productive social, economic and civic activities; and assisting Moroccan businesses in meeting the requirements of the US-Moroccan Trade Agreement.
Last updated: March 23, 2015