Morocco’s Court of Auditors Offers Recommendations to Boost Effectiveness of Civil Service
Morocco’s Court of Auditors, led by former PM Driss Jetou, has issued a report drawing a diagnosis of the civil service while offering eleven recommendations to boost its effectiveness.
The report was issued after King Mohammed VI gave scathing criticism in the Throne Speech last July of the underperforming civil service drawing a contrast between the dynamism marking the activities of the private sector, which attracts the country’s best brains, and the public sector, which remains plagued by employees lacking skills, qualifications and ambitions.
Echoing the Royal speech, the report showed indeed that the civil service is plagued by multiple hindrances that compromise its performance, and noted that salary hikes are neither commensurate with performance nor with Morocco’s GDP growth.
The report notes that the public sector in Morocco employs 860,253 people of whom 583,071 people work in the civil service, 94.4% of them work in the ministry of education followed by the ministries of the interior with 2.5%, health (8.9%)and higher education (4%).
The report notes that civil servants remain disproportionately distributed over the national territory with a national coverage rate of 17 employees for 1000 citizens.