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USAID actively promotes female participants as role models through social media, videos and success stories that include women in non-traditional roles.
June 26, 2018

USAID addresses gender as a cross cutting issue with a focus on increasing women’s political and economic inclusion in Morocco. Nearly every activity under the current strategy has a plan to address gender issues and ensure equitable access to services and economic opportunities.

Students attend a workshop at USAID Career Center
June 25, 2018

Young Moroccans constitute over 10 million of the 35 million total population and 80 percent of the unemployed in the country. Surprisingly, unemployment rates rise sharply by educational attainment – ranging from just 4.7 percent for labor force participants with no education to over 23 percent for university graduates. While job growth cannot keep pace with youth entering the job market, many graduates also lack the ability to communicate effectively with employers and find jobs commensurate with their education. At the same time, employers complain of skills shortages and mismatches. Without career guidance in higher and vocational education institutions, youth lose the opportunity to make informed choices about career trajectories, with minimal prospects for advancement.

Two Moroccan students reading from their textbooks
June 25, 2018

In  2015, USAID partnered with the Ministry of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research to launch the Reading for Success – Small-Scale Experimentation activity to develop and test the most effective approaches to strengthen children’s Arabic reading skills in targeted primary schools.  With the positive results of the pilot phase, the Ministry has decided to implement this approach for reading instruction in all public elementary schools nationwide with the National Program for Reading.

USAID has established an independent Moroccan Investment Management Company to co-fund and secure necessary capital for growing Early Stage Businesses in Morocco.
June 25, 2018

USAID designed the Middle East and North Africa Investment Initiative (MENA II) to unlock equity capital, deploy targeted technical assistance, and offset investment risk by providing investment insurance. The regional implementation of MENA II is planned to last for 20 years across several countries in the region, including Morocco.

Engaging both the public and private sector, the Academy will offer a highly-specialized driver training program to help students smoothly transition from the Academy into the workforce.
June 25, 2018


  • Implementing Partner: United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
  • Host-Country Government Partners:
    • Ministry of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research

    • Office of Vocational Training and Job Promotion (OFPPT)


Last updated: June 28, 2018

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