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Tuesday 25 June 2019

OECD-Morocco High-level Meeting Kicks off in Paris

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OECD-Morocco High-level Meeting Kicks off in Paris

A high-level meeting between Morocco and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) opened Tuesday in Paris, with the participation of the OECD Secretary General, Angel Gurría, and a large Moroccan ministerial delegation led by Head of Government, Saad Dine El Otmani.

This meeting will be marked by the signing of the second phase of the Morocco Country Programme, which comprises 15 projects and policy reviews.

The Country Programme is an innovative OECD tool that enables some partner economies to leverage OECD expertise and best practices, strengthen institutions and build capacity for successful policy reforms.

Morocco is one of four partner economies along with Kazakhstan, Peru and Thailand, which have been selected for this bilateral work programme.

The Country Programme for Morocco comprises possible adherence to 20 OECD legal instruments and reinforced participation to 6 OECD bodies. It builds on four main pillars, namely "Public governance, integrity and the fight against corruption",
"Economic growth, investment and taxation", "Human capital, including education and gender equality", and "Territorial development".

According to the OECD, the Programme is enabling evidence-based policy making in Morocco that responds to actual and factual issues.

Several strategic projects contain inter-sector activities and require the concerted efforts of various ministries and government institutions, resulting in a horizontal approach encouraging the harmonisation of public policies.

MAP 25 June 2019