Morocco Country Programme: Activities (2015-18)


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After three years of particularly fruitful co-operation, the Morocco Country Programme has now reached maturity. The peer reviews and reports produced under the programme propose reform measures to improve the effectiveness of public policies in Morocco, based on international good practices. These policy recommendations are the outcome of productive exchanges between experts from the national administrations of OECD countries and their Moroccan counterparts, who came together to share experiences and identify solutions that could contribute to Morocco’s reform efforts.


Morocco now is also better integrated into the OECD databases, which makes it possible to offer international indicators and comparisons that will be useful for developing the Kingdom's public strategies. Finally, the Country Programme is accompanied by a tool to monitor the implementation of the recommendations proposed by the OECD, in order to ensure a concrete and positive impact on Moroccan public policies.






  • Institutional Support to the Head of Government Services provides the Moroccan government with information on international good practice for structures at the centre of government, as well as on the mechanisms and methods for preparing and implementing national strategic objectives.
  • Strengthening Governance Institutions to Promote Socio-economic Development works to improve public service provisions at the local level, administrative procedures and consultation with key partners, with a view to encouraging local development.
  • Monitoring Tool of the Country Programme’s Recommendations developped by the OECD to allow the Services of the Head of Government to monitor the implementation of the recommendations for 11 selected projects.



  • Participation of Developing Countries in Global Value Chains (GVCs): The OECD presented Morocco with the specific conclusions of its report on the participation of developing countries in GVCs, in order to identify its level of GVC engagement and related policy options.
  • Innovation in the Education System and Innovative Education: The OECD used the numerous good practice examples collected by the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI-OECD) as the basis for a seminar focused on examining ways of integrating innovation into the different levels of the Moroccan educational system (national curriculum, schools, teachers).



  • Inclusion of Morocco in the OECD Trade in Value Added (TiVA) databaseThrough co-operation with the Moroccan authorities, Moroccan data will be standardised and missing data will be collected before integration into the TiVA – a database developed by the OECD and the WTO to produce an extensive range of indicators on global value chains.
  • Review of Foreign Direct Investment Statistics: This project will measure the compatibility of Moroccan statistics with international recommendations, assess data sources and methods used to collect data, and review the feasibility and usefulness of compiling additional series.
  • The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment PISA Survey: Between 2015 and 2018, and for the first time, Morocco will take part in the PISA assessment, a triennial survey which evaluates and compares the literacy, numeracy and science skills and knowledge of 15 year old students around the world.
  • Inclusion in the annual Revenue Statistics in Africa report: The purpose of this report is to provide African countries with the same statistical indicators as OECD countries and 20 Latin American and Asian countries, with a view to better informing their tax reform initiatives and increasing their capacity to mobilise national funding.



  • Investment Committee and subsidiary groups in which Morocco is invited
  • Public Governance Committee
  • Regional Development Policy Committee
  • Committee on Fiscal Affairs
  • Tourism Committee
  • Fisheries Committee
  • Committee on Digital Economy Policy
  • Committee on Consumer Policy
  • Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy



  • Recommendation of the Council on Public Procurement
  • Recommendation of the Council on OECD Guidelines for Managing Conflict of Interest in the Public Service
  • Recommendation of the Council on Public Integrity
  • Recommendation of the Council on Effective Public Investment Across Levels of Government
  • Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters
  • Declaration for the Future of the Internet Economy
  • Recommendation of the Council on Principles for Internet Policy Making
  • Recommendation of the Council on Gender Equality in Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship
  • OECD Action Plan for Youth



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