Morocco Gets $450 Mln World Bank Loan for Modernization of Public Sector

The World Bank approved on Wednesday a $450 million loan for Morocco which is deploying sustained efforts to modernize its public sector through the implementation of an ambitious governance reform program .

Over the past few years, Morocco has embarked on long-term and wide-ranging reforms to improve the overall performance of the public sector and to improve citizen-state engagement.

Building on past World Bank governance programs in Morocco, the Public Sector Performance (ENNAJAA) Program for Results (PforR) aims to improve the performance and transparency of government operations and service delivery.

“For Moroccan citizens, the quality and transparency of public services is a fundamental development priority to foster trust and improve the timeliness and quality of administrative procedures, as laid out in the diagnosis of the New Development Model”, said Jesko Hentschel, World Bank Maghreb Country Director.

The program seeks to improve the efficiency and transparency of public spending to advance the regionalization agenda. This will increase access to procurement opportunities for micro to medium-sized enterprises, including through e-procurement and enhanced procurement data transparency.

Morocco’s reform governance program also aims to improve revenue collection and speed up public service digital transformation to meet citizen’s expectations.

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