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September 27, 2019

USAID/Morocco is at the forefront of locally led development within the Agency, finding ways to succeed with a limited budget in a diverse and complex development context. In 2015, it became one of the first Missions involved in the Local Works Program, a USAID initiative that provides funds to Missions to pursue locally owned programming and innovative operational approaches. This brief provides a summary of USAID/Morocco’s experiences to date with locally led development, lessons learned, and recommendations based on its experience.

USAID actively promotes female participants as role models through social media, videos and success stories that include women in non-traditional roles.
August 26, 2019

USAID addresses gender as a cross-cutting theme, focusing on women’s political and socio-economic inclusion. Nearly every USAID/Morocco activity addresses gender, and most include significant gender components. As a best practice,gender considerations play an important role in selecting implementing partners, hiring staff, selecting project beneficiaries, and monitoring and evaluation activities. Training opportunities are designed for gender parity and are organized at convenient times and locations to maximize the participation and voice of female participants. In addition, USAID actively promotes female participants as role models through social media, videos, and success stories that include women in non-traditional roles. USAID programs also advance women’s socioeconomic and political empowerment through tailored capacity-building approaches, advocacy- and awareness-raising actions with public authorities, and leadership-promotion initiatives.

H2O Maghreb Partnership
August 26, 2019

Recognizing water as a national security issue for Morocco and its neighbors in the region, USAID is using innovation and technology to establish state of the art and sustainable water management practices in Morocco. The H2O Maghreb activity implements cutting edge solutions to urgent water needs in Morocco and the region, while improving the skills and employability of young Moroccans by providing them with a market-driven training program in a newly established water training hub.

August 12, 2019

Solving structural and youth unemployment requires innovative and diverse solutions. USAID seeks to increase employability by providing innovative and affordable learning solutions for skills development, in order to help reduce youth unemployment, promote entrepreneurship, and potentially increase industrial productivity.

Changing perceptions and building trust between citizens and the police through community activities.
August 9, 2019

Community policing is both a philosophy and an organizational strategy that emphasizes partnership and collaboration between police and the communities that they serve with the objective of identifying and jointly responding to problems of crime, disorder, and fear of victimization. USAID supports the Kingdom of Morocco’s reform efforts through a community policing pilot project in designated marginalized neighborhoods in Tangier and Tetouan.

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