Development Priorities for Morocco for the next Three Years Discussed

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Expected to be executed by 2014-2017, World Bank and Kingdom of Morocco government Flagsstarted the preparation for their new Country Partnership Strategy (CPS). This approach will form Morocco’s development priorities and the alliance with the World Bank Group.

To specify the subject of coordination and to prepare the final CPS document that will be submitted to the World Bank Board of Directors in February 2014, World Bank has already connected in rounds of consultations with public actors and private sector stakeholders.

The Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) is a participative process that includes the government, civil society, as well as other development partners. It delineates development priorities of the cooperation between the World Bank Group and the Kingdom of Morocco as well as the level and type of support that WBG will provide for the benefit of the country over the defined period.

Morocco had already collaborated with the WBG to implement the last CPS covering the period between 2010 and 2013. The previous CPS concentrated on three strategic pillars namely 1) growth; 2) competitiveness; and, 3) employment as they contributed to the quality of services to citizens and sustainable development with the two transversal axes of governance and territoriality.

This new partnership’s framework includes three main pillars: 1) Inclusive and competitive growth; 2) Building a green and resilient future; and, 3) The provision of efficient and appropriate services to citizens.

The 2014 CPS aims mainly at setting the country’s development priorities in the new economic and political context while abiding by the World Bank Group strategy in the MENA region. The new CPS will seek continuity while taking into account the latest developments especially concerning the macro economic situation in Morocco.