Morocco has undertaken a multi-year strategy to promote human development and greater economic growth. In 2005, an analysis of the first 50 years of Morocco’s development was conducted to assess achievements and next steps. In 2006, the multibillion dollar National Initiative for Human Development (INDH) was launched to reduce poverty, increase social and health services to marginalized communities, and create sustainable economic development projects.
The Kingdom has also committed to achieving the 2015 Millennium Development Goals, which focus on reducing extreme poverty, providing potable water to all parts of the country, promoting maternal and child health, and achieving universal primary education and gender equality. It is currently on track to meet these goals.
To complement its human development initiatives and promote economic growth in the private sector, the Kingdom has launched strategic development plans for green energy, small and large agricultural holdings, seaside tourism development, off-shoring/call centers/ITC, seven key industrial sectors ranging from aeronautics and automobile parts manufacturing to textiles, low-cost housing, and urban redevelopment.
At the core of these efforts is the goal of raising human development and economic growth to the highest development priority in the country and ensure better access to quality education and job opportunities.