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Friday 15 March 2019

Morocco-WB: Official Describes as 'Ambitious' New 2019-2024 Partnership Framework

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Morocco-WB: Official Describes as 'Ambitious' New 2019-2024 Partnership Framework

The new partnership framework between Morocco and the World Bank for 2019-2024 is an "ambitious" program aimed at supporting the Kingdom's strategic projects in several sectors, said, on Thursday in Rabat, Minister delegate for General Affairs and Governance Lahcen Daoudi.

Speaking at a press conference on the goals of the Country Partnership Framework (CPF), recently approved by WB's Board of Directors, Daoudi said that Morocco has become an international model in carrying out projects and programs, creating the basis for a real economic take-off.

He expressed his wish to ensure the success of this partnership framework which specifies the broad lines of action intended to direct the Bank's support for Morocco's strategic priorities in several areas.

Marie Françoise Marie-Nelly, World Bank Country Director for the Maghreb, said that this new strategic partnership framework is both "ambitious" and "flexible", and gives a special status to women and young people, noting that Morocco has made huge progress over the past years in order to meet the aspirations of its population.

This framework, meant to contribute to Morocco's social cohesion via the creation of jobs and the reduction of social and territorial disparities, also takes into account matters related to digitization and the gender issue, said Marie-Nelly.

The 2019-2024 CPF targets job creation in the private sector, the strengthening of human capital and the promotion of a resilient territory that benefits everyone.

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