Trade and Development Strategies

Year Strategy name Sector
2011 UNDAF Morocco 2012 - 2016

The 2012-2016 United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) is aligned with national... The 2012-2016 United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) is aligned with national governmental policies and with the Millennium Development Goals. It frames the cooperation between the Kingdom of Morocco and the United Nations System around five main axes: 1) strengthening quality of education and training; 2) improving health and nutrition for the population; 3) enhancing socio-economic development and reducing people's vulnerabilities and inequality; 4) consolidating democratic governance, with particular attention to gender issues; 5) protecting the environment and ensuring sustainable development.

2010 Maroc Tourisme: Vision 2020

The document is an agreement between the government and the private sector,... The document is an agreement between the government and the private sector, as represented by the national confederation of enterprises of Morocco, the national federation of tourism, and the professional association of banks of Morocco. The strategy envisages transforming by 2020 Morocco into one of the top twenty world touristic destinations, and establishing it as an example of sustainable development within the Mediterranean. It sets specific targets amounting to the overall doubling of the size of the sector. Hence, it outlines detailed measures, specifying implementation authorities and timeframe and dealing with territorial and regional development, product development, investments and financing, destinations marketing and promotion, sustainability, human capital and competitiveness.

Tourism Tourism

2009 Maroc Bleu - Halieutis

The document provides an overview of the fisheries sector in Morocco, outlining... The document provides an overview of the fisheries sector in Morocco, outlining its contibution to the national economy and analyzing the national maritime resources, fishing fleet, harbor infrastrcutres and processing industry. The strategy is built upon five core elements: 1) fisheries as a natural and sustainable resource; 2) aquaculture as a source of strong growth; 3) well-structured fishing harbors, equipped to efficiently serve the sector; 4) shift towards fisheries products with higher added value; 5) an effective control system along the entire value chain. Hence, it outlines 16 projects organized around three main axes: sustainability, performance and competitiveness.

Fisheries and Aquaculture Fisheries and Aquaculture

2009 Maroc Export Plus

The strategy aims to progressively increase exports, doubling the volumes by 2015... The strategy aims to progressively increase exports, doubling the volumes by 2015 and tripling them by 2018, and it outlines specific targets and objectives in the short-, medium- and long-term. The strategy is built upon three complementary axes: i) targeting of specific productive sectors; ii) targeting of key export markets; iii) assistance to enterprises in increasing exports. Hence, it outlines measures addressing sector-specific, cross-cutting and institutional issues.

Agro-Industry, Agro-Industry (fruits and vegetables), Agro-Industry (oils), Agro-Industry (spices, aromatic and... Agro-Industry, Agro-Industry (fruits and vegetables), Agro-Industry (oils), Agro-Industry (spices, aromatic and medical plants), Automobile Industry, Electrical Industry, Fisheries, Leather Industry, Offshoring and ICT, Pharmaceuticals, Textile Industry, Textile Industry

2009 Maroc Vert

The document provides an overview of the main economic and social issues... The document provides an overview of the main economic and social issues concerning the agriculture sector, and it identifies its main constraints and strengths. Hence, it outlines a strategy based upon seven main foundations: 1) agriculture as the main driver of growth over the following 10-15 years; 2) aggregation as a key organizational scheme; 3) equal opportunities of agricultural development; 4) private investment; 5) contractual approach; 6) protection of natural resources for sustainable agricultural development; 7) overhaul of the sector. The strategy provides for the restructuring of the agriculture institutional framework, and it outlines sixteen regional plans for implementation, grouped within two pillars: i) modern agriculture with higher added value; ii) subsistence agriculture in unfavorable zones.

Agrumes, Cereals, Fruits and Vegetables, Milk and Dairy Products, Oils, Red meat and Poultry, Red meat and Poultry Agrumes, Cereals, Fruits and Vegetables, Milk and Dairy Products, Oils, Red meat and Poultry, Red meat and Poultry

2008 Maroc Numeric: Stratégie Nationale pour la Société de l’Information et de l’Économie Numérique

The document outlines the main issues and opportunities entrenched in the development... The document outlines the main issues and opportunities entrenched in the development of the information technology (IT) sector. It focuses on the potential for human capital development and productivity gains, access to knowledge to the benefit of citizens, improved research and development, growth of the IT industry through increased value addition and exports of services. The strategy envisages placing Morocco among the dynamic, emerging countries within the IT industry. It aims to transform the country into a regional technological hub and to render the IT sector a driver of human development, a source of productivity and value addition for other industrial sectors and a fundamental pillar for the national economy. Eighteen initiatives are identified falling within four strategic axes (social transformation, customer-oriented public services, productivity of small and medium enterprises, IT industries) and two complementary issues (human capital and digital security).

Information Technology Information Technology

2008 Pacte National pour l'Emergence Industrielle

The document is an agreement between the government and the private sector,... The document is an agreement between the government and the private sector, as represented by the national confederation of enterprises of Morocco and the professional association of banks of Morocco. The strategy outlines precise initiatives aiming to create sustainable industrial employment and thus reduce urban unemployment, increase industrial GDP, reduce trade deficits, foster industrial investment (both domestic and foreign), and contribute to land management policies. The program moves from the need to concentrate policy efforts on industrial sectors in which Morocco has a competitive advantage, at the same time addressing cross-cutting issues and establishing an institutional framework able to implement policy initiatives. Hence, the plan focuses on specific productive sectors, and it addresses broader issues such as Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) competitiveness, business environment, training and human capital, the creation of integrated industrial platforms.

Aerospace Industry, Agro-Industry, Agro-Industry (fruits and vegetables), Agro-Industry (oils), Agro-Industry (spices,... Aerospace Industry, Agro-Industry, Agro-Industry (fruits and vegetables), Agro-Industry (oils), Agro-Industry (spices, aromatic and medical plants), Automobile Industry, Electronic Industry, Garment Industry, Leather Industry, Offshoring, Textile Industry

2007 Rawaj Vision 2020

The overall objective of the Rawaj Vision is to transform trade and... The overall objective of the Rawaj Vision is to transform trade and retail activities into a performing sector, effectively serving consumers and addressing their needs. The strategy is based upon three fundamental axes: 1) the balance of the commercial network through the promotion of types of activities suitable to different needs and territories; 2) the attractiveness of commercial activities through the promotion of local businesses and the animation of commercial spaces; 3) the quality and diversity of products through the offer of specific services tailored to the needs of the customers. The document also identifies cross-cutting priority issues to be addressed while implementing the strategy: long-term social protection for merchants, training services tailored to the needs of the sector, effective customer protection, strong professional representation, monitoring and statistical systems able to enhance transparency within the sector.

2006 Kingdom of Morocco, Country Strategy Paper

The African Development Bank (ABD) Country Strategy Paper outlines the major challenges... The African Development Bank (ABD) Country Strategy Paper outlines the major challenges that the Moroccan economy will have to face in the future, analyzing the primary, secondary and tertiary productive sectors, and focusing on eight priority cross-cutting issues: i) governance; ii) labor market; iii) regional integration; iv) population; v) gender parity; vi) HIV/AIDS and communicable diseases; vii) environment; viii) participation. It reviews the implementation of the Government’s Development Agenda (2002) and of the National Human Development Initiative (2005), providing an overall positive feedback. Finally, the document frames the intervention of the strategy of the ADB in the country around three main pillars: 1) improvement of the governance system; 2) development and modernization of economic infrastructure and enterprises; 3) promotion of human development.

2006 UNDAF Morocco 2007 - 2011

The 2007-2011 United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) outlines the demographic, social,... The 2007-2011 United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) outlines the demographic, social, economic and institutional context of Morocco, and it focuses on four main cooperation themes: 1) women, children, youth and insertion; 2) rural environment vulnerability; 3) environment issues and urban development; 4) preservation, protection and valorization of natural and cultural heritage.

2005 Vision 2015 de l'Artisanat

The document provides an overview of the handicrafts sector in Morocco, identifying... The document provides an overview of the handicrafts sector in Morocco, identifying the main categories of products, the main groups of consumers and the key actors within the value chain. Hence, it analyses the handicrafts market in Morocco, focusing on the misalignment between supply and demand and identifying its main causes. Finally, it outlines a strategy for development aiming to raise the volumes of exports especially to European markets, increase sales to tourists and improve the domestic market. In order to do so, the strategy focuses on increasing supply capacity, improving quality, establishing labeling systems to identify Morocco's design and authenticity, enhancing the efficiency of retailing. Great importance is also given to rehabilitating the role of artisans within Moroccan society. A plan of action with 57 articles is provided.

Handicrafts Handicrafts

2000 Plan de Développement Economique et Social

The plan identifies the key challenges faced by Morocco and it draws... The plan identifies the key challenges faced by Morocco and it draws three fundamental objectives: 1) to enhance democracy, establish the rule of law and moralize public life through the creation of a conducive environment for the development of human rights, economic and social policies and the implementation of a new concept of authority; 2) to upgrade the Moroccan economy, its productive infrastructures and human resources, so that they can effectively face international competition, follow technological progress and ensure economic growth and sustainable development; 3) to render Moroccan society more inclusive, focused on reducing disparities at both the social and the geographical level. Hence, the actions envisaged by the plan fall within three areas: i) economic issues and promotion of employment; ii) social issues and reduction of inequalities; iii) institutional reforms. The document also provides a detailed analysis of the economic and social situation both at a sectoral and regional level.