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Last updated: January 14, 2022

January 14, 2022

USAID is providing grants to three civil society organizations (CSOs) to increase civic education and awareness of the roles of citizens in civic life, especially among women, youth, and people with disabilities (PWDs). Citizens will gain a better understanding of their roles and responsibilities in the democratic process, which will result in increased participation and a greater sense of social cohesion. This program is integral to USAID Morocco objectives and complements ongoing and future projects to increase inclusive socio-economic development in Morocco.

January 14, 2022

In support of the Government of Morocco’s efforts to increase civic participation, USAID is providing direct grants to five civil society organizations (CSOs) to strengthen their capacities and become intermediary support organizations (ISOs) that help develop the skills of their entire network and effectively engage with the government on behalf of citizens. The five selected ISOs are long-standing local organizations that are embedded in their communities and work to advocate for citizens’ priorities and interests.

January 14, 2022

In 2019, USAID began partnering with the Moroccan Ministiry of Edcuation (MOE) to launch the five-year Higher Education Partnership for Morocco program, which aims to assist the MOE in the implementation of a then-newly adopted law designed to improve pre-service training.

January 13, 2022

Cooperatives play a vital role in Morocco’s national economic and social development and the fight against poverty. Tragically, cooperatives have suffered significantly from the negative economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Most of Morocco’s 28,000 cooperatives and micro-initiatives were forced to halt or slow their income-generating activities, affecting close to 600,000 members and employees who directly benefit from cooperative activities. As a result, there is an urgent need for economic relief interventions.

December 30, 2021

USAID supports youth employability while addressing road safety challenges through the establishment of the Academy for Safe Truck Driving (ACCES). ACCES aims to help narrow the skill shortage in the road transport sector by providing courses on safe and defensive driving, fuel efficiency for various types of trucks and buses, and soft skills, such as professional communication and customer service.