Diagnostic Report for the Programme for Country Partnership (PCP): Morocco

Client/Funding Institution

UNIDO

Abstract

The Program for Country Partnership (PCP) is the new type of UNIDO assistance for Member States. It is a process aligned to the national priorities and strategies of countries thereby maintaining full ownership of beneficiary countries of the complete process by defining its needs and required support. As usual, the first step in the PCP Morocco is a diagnostics report which wiiw staff supports in their role as international consultants. The PCP diagnostic report reveals the major bottlenecks as well as opportunities for an inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID). The growth diagnostics is undertaken in continuous reference to Morocco’s industrial development plan, the Plan d’Accéleration Industrielle (PAI). The diagnostics is based on a thorough portrays Morocco’s macroeconomic situation as well as the key structural developments. In a next step promising manufacturing industries for Morocco’s industrial development are identified. Moreover, the identified key manufacturing industries, such as agri-business, are analysed in depths as are important horizontal issues relevant for ISID such as the switch to a circular economy; the development potential of Moroccan industrial parks, the potentially disruptive impact of technologies related to Industry 4.0 and E-commerce. The entire growth diagnostics are yielding a set of policy recommendation that are intended to help Morocco achieving the objectives set out in their industrial development plan.

Duration

June 2018 - August 2018

wiiw team Leader

Roman Stöllinger

wiiw Staff

Alexandra Bykova, Nadya Heger

Keywords: Morocco, manufacturing, competitiveness, UNIDO, Program for Country Partnership, diagnostic report, industrial development

Countries covered: Morocco

Research Areas: International Trade, Competitiveness and FDI


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