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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.

May 4, 2021

For over 60 years, the United States has been a trusted partner to Morocco, supporting its amazing story of development and economic growth. USAID/Morocco is essential to this long-standing partnership and collaborates with a wide range of companies and investors to achieve the mutual objective of sustained prosperity and growth.

April 6, 2021

USAID’s goal for the 2020-2025 CDCS is to advance Morocco’s resilience, prosperity, and self-reliance. This goal focuses on increasing the self-reliance of a key U.S. partner by unlocking Morocco’s potential to create new jobs, enhance the overall education performance level and job skills of its citizens, and increase citizen participation in governance.

July 24, 2020

At the start of April, 57 percent of all businesses in Morocco shut down due to COVID-19 confinement – including 89 percent of firms in hospitality and food services, 76 percent in textile and leather and 60 percent in construction.* The impact on already disadvantaged communities and households was disastrous.


Last updated: January 13, 2022

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