AfDB Approves €100 Million to Support Public Administration Reforms in Morocco

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The African Development Bank (AfDB) board of directors on June 30, 2010 in Tunis approved a €100 million loan to finance phase IV of the Public Administration Reform Support Programme (PARSP IV).

The programme’s objective is to promote strong economic growth and sustainable development, thereby strengthening the economy’s competitiveness while ensuring medium-term macro-economic viability.

Specific objectives are to improve government efficiency in budget and human resource management, consolidate and control the civil service wage bill and streamline administrative procedures by developing electronic government.

The project is expected to bring huge benefits to the country’s population, especially through improved living standards resulting from employment- and income-generating sustainable economic growth. The intermediate beneficiaries are government services, households and private economic operators.

The PARSP IV responds to the strategic directions of the government’s Programme, in particular, by improving governance and the business environment.

It is part of the Bank’s strategy in Morocco, which focuses on strengthening the governance system and upgrading economic infrastructure and enterprise.

The PARSP IV is co-financed with the World Bank and the European Union and is in line with the Paris Declaration on aid effectiveness by supporting the implementation of reforms designed by Moroccan authorities to modernize their public administration.

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