USAID will build on its enduring and strong relationship with the Government of Morocco (GOM) to support key development objectives in areas such as governance, economic growth, community resilience, and education. To support inclusive socio-economic development in Morocco, it is imperative for marginalized regions and populations to benefit from the economic gains realized by the country in recent years, and for citizens to effectively participate in the decentralized governance structure. USAID will support inclusive socio-economic development in Morocco through the following intermediate results.
- Enhance sub-national participatory governance by improving the performance, efficiency, and accountability of elected sub-national governments in targeted regions. This will empower citizens and civil society to play a more active role in local governance by enhancing opportunities for collaboration between government and citizens around regional and local development priorities.
- Expand business and livelihood opportunities by enhancing vocational training and workforce skills, operationalizing and streamlining the business enabling environment for increased investment, and promoting entrepreneurship and innovation.
- Improve community resilience by addressing drivers of exclusion in at-risk groups, enhancing Moroccan-led community resilience approaches to provide services to marginalized communities, and promoting religious and cultural tolerance initiatives.
- Improve learning outcomes and students’ and educators’ skills by enhancing the effectiveness of Morocco’s education system, strengthening the institutional capacity of the Ministry of Education and other actors to implement education reforms, and increasing inclusive access to quality education services.