Morocco’s Interior Ministry and the International Institute of Information Technology in Bangalore (India) signed Monday in Rabat a Memorandum of Understanding providing for developing a modular open source platform, called MOSIP, that will constitute the core of the management system of the national population register being currently set up by the Moroccan government.
Morocco will be the first country to participate in the development of the MOSIP and will be its first user. This will enable the country to play a strategic role in the context of South-South cooperation for the promotion of this open source software platform.
Under the MoU, Morocco will benefit from India’s experience and technological know-how capitalized during the setting up of the largest population register in the world.
The National Population Register will guarantee reliability of the identification data and the authentication services of the beneficiaries of social programs listed in the Unique Social Register (RSU)
the RSU will identify families that truly deserve to benefit from social assistance programs. “To this end, precise and objective standards will be set and modern technology will be used,” as put by King Mohammed VI in the Throne Day speech he delivered on July 29.
The World Bank is extending financial and technical support to Morocco for the setting up of the National Population Register (RNP) and the RSU.
In this vein, the international financial institution has facilitated the South-South cooperation with the Government of India for the development of the RNP and is providing technical support through ID4D, which helps countries to implement digital identification systems that make targeting and social protection programs much more efficient.