What future do you see for Morocco


In the context of developments in the MENA region, Morocco has so far been stable. However, around a quarter of the population, especially in rural areas, lives in poverty. The development gap between urban and rural areas is enormous. A high budget deficit, high unemployment and a lack of professional qualifications remain major challenges. Water is scarce and climate change is threatening the livelihood of the population. The implementation of laws on, among other things, renewable energies and environmental and resource protection is challenging, but also offers opportunities for sustainable economic development.

Sustainable economic development
Morocco faces the challenge of creating income and employment opportunities on a broad basis. On behalf of the German government, GIZ supports Morocco in creating and securing jobs, in particular by promoting micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and youth employment.

Use and management of water resources
Morocco's average available water supply is below the internationally recognized minimum standard and is subject to extreme spatial and temporal fluctuations. GIZ supports the water institutions in improving their skills for the integrated management of water resources in Morocco.

Renewable energies and energy efficiency
Morocco is currently 95 percent dependent on the import of fossil fuels, but has excellent potential for renewable energies itself. In order to increasingly tap this potential, GIZ is supporting Morocco on behalf of the Federal Government with the introduction of a development model for sustainable energy generation and supply.

Environment and climate change
For the future development of Morocco it is crucial to what extent it is possible to reduce environmental damage and to preserve the existing natural resources in such a way that they can be used sustainably. To this end, GIZ is supporting the Moroccan partners in introducing a development model that minimizes the negative impacts on the environment and climate and takes precautions against climate change.

Good governance
The constitution that came into force in 2011 has increased the demands placed on state institutions and good governance. Good governance is a cross-cutting issue in GIZ's programs in Morocco. In addition, GIZ supports the Moroccan partners in the areas of equality, human rights, decentralization and improving the dialogue with citizens.