Posts Tagged ‘2014 African Economic Outlook’

Will the Covid-19 Pandemic Help to Resolve the Sahara Question? – Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.)

Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.) March 26, 2020 It is estimated that the gross world product (GWP) will decline over 6% in 2020 from 2019, reducing growth by trillions of dollars, mainly due to the pandemic. This is going to have a devastating effect on countries with weak economies and low incomes, as well as those wholly dependent on oil revenue, two key categories which define Morocco on the one ...

Reimaging its Economic Model – Can Morocco Shift to Better Outcomes? – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader May 26, 2020 The impact of COVID-19 has yet to play out in the global economy as supply chains shift, priorities on domestic industries emerge, food security becomes a dominate concern, and the recognition that recovery must focus on more and better jobs in the short and medium term for the local population. In a country like Morocco, this entails more than sustaining the current economy and ...

Morocco Charts a Robust Post-COVID Recovery Strategy – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader May 14, 2020 Morocco, with strong leadership from King Mohammed VI, is committed to finding opportunities to restructure and redirect its economy to be better prepared for other potential calamities such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The economy is already facing a downturn due to drought which may result in as much as a 42% decline in 2019-2020 cereal production. However, given advances in the agricultural sector over ...

Western Sahara: Time to Stop Waiting, Part IV – Beginning in the Sahara – Robert M. Holley

Robert M. Holley May 5, 2020 I accompanied scores of delegations of Congressional staff, journalists, and prominent think tank members to Western Sahara over the course of 14 years between 2003 and 2017. The purpose of these trips was to let delegation members see for themselves what Morocco was doing to develop the territory and let them speak directly with Sahrawis about their views of what was necessary to resolve ...

Western Sahara: Time to Stop Waiting, Part III – Preparing the Terrain Abroad – Robert M. Holley

Robert M. Holley April 22, 2020 Algeria and the Polisario have had 13 years to accept negotiations on a framework political solution to resolve the Western Sahara problem proposed by Morocco and largely endorsed, at least verbally, as serious and credible by the international community. In my view, that is more than sufficient. Morocco is now well within its rights to move on. Indeed, if it does not, it can ...
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