Morocco obtains $200 million from the World Bank to support education

The financial institution indicates that this funding is part of creating an enabling environment for the delivery of quality childhood education services, supporting improved pedagogical practices in primary and secondary education, and strengthening management capacity and accountability throughout the education service delivery chain in program areas.

 In addition, this funding will also be dedicated to investment projects aimed at providing the technical
assistance needed to advance the implementation of more ambitious reforms, supporting the monitoring and evaluation of results, and promoting evidence-based policymaking, according to a report prepared by the World Bank.  

 The funding program also includes restructuring, expansion, and additional funding, allowing PASE to place greater emphasis on teacher qualification, measuring the quality of childhood education services, and introducing multi-level group learning.

 Morocco has made significant social and economic progress over the past two decades, the financial institution said, thanks to political stability, significant public investment, and political, institutional, and sectoral reforms. This progress has resulted in a significant drop in the poverty rate, an increase in life expectancy, better access to basic public services and significant development of public infrastructure.

 Yet, despite these achievements, the increased aspirations of Moroccans, especially youth, remain unfulfilled. Job creation remains insufficient, resulting in a large inactive population and low labor force participation rates, especially for women, and territorial disparities reflect deep social and economic inequalities, adding that Morocco’s Human Capital Index (HCI), last updated in 2022, remains at 0.50, below the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
average but above the average for lower-middle income countries.

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