The World Bank on Wednesday approved a $ 450 million loan to Morocco, which is making sustained efforts to modernize its public sector through the implementation of an ambitious governance reform program.
In recent years, Morocco has embarked on long-term and far-reaching reforms to improve the overall performance of the public sector and improve citizen-state engagement.
Building on previous World Bank governance programs in Morocco, the Public Sector Performance Results Program (ENNAJAA) 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 confidence and improve the speed and quality of administrative procedures, as indicated in the diagnosis of the New Development Model,” said Jesko Hentschel, World Bank Maghreb. Country Director.
The program aims to improve the efficiency and transparency of public spending to advance the regionalization agenda. This will increase access to procurement opportunities for micro and medium enterprises, including through online procurement and increased transparency of procurement data.
Morocco’s governance reform program also aims to improve revenue collection and accelerate the digital transformation of the public service to meet citizens’ expectations.