Morocco Maintains Lead in North Africa in Latest World Bank “Doing Business” Report, Continues to Improve in Key Metrics

Washington, DC, November 2, 2017 (MACP) – In the World Bank’s 2018 “Doing Business – Reforming to Create Jobs” report, Morocco again ranked number one in North Africa and third overall in the Middle East and North Africa region. Morocco’s overall score (67.91) placed it over 10 points above the regional average (56.72) and a strong performer in comparison to Tunisia (63.58) and Algeria (46.71). The report is the 15th ...

King Mohammed VI Calls for New Development Model

Urges rapid implementation of Regionalization to support “bold” initiatives Washington, DC, October 17, 2017 (MACP) – In his speech at the opening session of Parliament this week, King Mohammed VI called for reconsideration of Morocco’s development model “in order to keep abreast of changes in the country.” The King noted that, “Although Morocco has made tangible progress, which is recognized throughout the world, we have to admit that our national ...

Full Text of King Mohammed VI’s Speech at Parliament Opening

On October 13, 2017, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI addressed the following speech before the members of the Parliament’s two houses (the House of Representatives and the House of Advisors), at the opening of the first session of the second legislative year of the tenth legislature: “Praise be to God May peace and blessings be upon the Prophet, His Kith and Kin Ladies and Gentlemen, Distinguished Members of Parliament, It is ...

Morocco Most Democratic Country in Arab World According to Latest Arab Democracy Index

Washington, DC, June 26, 2017 (MACP) — Morocco ranks as the most democratic country in the Arab world according to the Arab Democracy Index, released earlier this month by the Arab Reform Initiative and The Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research. This fifth iteration of the report examines survey data to measure the democratic transition process in Jordan, Bahrain, Tunisia, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Kuwait, Lebanon, Egypt and Morocco. ...

Morocco Rises Two Spots, Continues Leading North Africa in World Bank’s Latest “Doing Business” Report

Washington, DC, October 27, 2016 (MACP) — Released on Tuesday, the World Bank’s 2017 “Doing Business” report ranked Morocco 68out of 190 countries in ease of doing business—a two-spot gain since last year—making it number one in North Africa and fourth overall in the greater Middle East/North Africa region. The report praised a number of actions taken by Morocco over the past year, including: making “the process of starting a ...
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