Bank loan

Morocco obtains $450 million loan from the World Bank for the modernization of the public sector

The World Bank on Wednesday approved a $450 million loan for Morocco, which is making 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 far-reaching, long-term reforms to improve the overall performance of the public sector and strengthen citizen-state engagement.

Building on previous World Bank governance programs in Morocco, the Public Sector Performance Program (ENNAJAA) 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 speed and quality of administrative procedures, as indicated in the diagnosis of the new development model,” Jesko said. Hentschel, Maghreb World Bank 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 e-procurement and improved transparency of procurement data.

Morocco’s governance reform program also aims to improve revenue collection and accelerate the digital transformation of the civil service to meet citizens’ expectations.