MOROCCO - Support Program for the Generalization of Social Coverage (PAGCS)


Project Summary

Approval Date 08 Jul 2022
Planned Completion Date 15 Dec 2027
Last Disbursement Planned Date 15 Dec 2027
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11231
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 67,031,358.35
Status Approved

Project General Description

The proposed intervention is an AfDB loan of EUR 87 million to the Kingdom of Morocco to finance the first phase of the Support Programme for the Generalisation of Social Coverage (PAGCS). This is a sector budget support operation whose main objective is to support the Moroccan government in implementing its programme to bolster and consolidate the foundations of the ‘Social State’, in particular, by expanding social protection while improving governance and the efficiency of the system. Therefore, the program lays the foundations for completing the structural reforms aimed at making the social protection system much more inclusive and sustainable, and these reforms will complement the major investments in health infrastructure supported by the Bank. PAGCS will be implemented in 2022/2023 through a self-standing programme-based operation. This operation will be followed by a second phase in 2023.

Project Objectives

The goal of PAGCS is to contribute to social protection system reforms in Morocco to increase social coverage of the population. Its main objective is to support the Moroccan government in its Programme and to bolster and consolidate the foundations of the ‘Social State’, in particular, by expanding social protection while improving governance and the efficiency of the system.

Beneficiaries

PAGSC direct beneficiaries will comprise 11 million non-salaried workers (including1.6 million farmers) and self-employed people who will be covered by Mandatory Health Insurance (AMO). The programme will benefit about7,000,000 0-to 21-year-olds, of school-age, who will benefit from expanded family allowances by 2024as well as vulnerable families without children. It will also allow1,500,000 private sector workers to be insured and subject to the pension scheme by 2025 as well as informal sector workers who will migrate to more secure, formal sector jobs. The indirect beneficiaries are VSMEs, SMEs as well as national ad foreign investors who will take advantage of the business climate and the quality of human capital, largely due to better social protection and health services.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Bank
Implementing
Ministère de l#Economie, des Finances et et de la Réforme Administrative

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-MA-I00-012
Last Update 24 Sep 2022

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Contact Details

Name BEN ABDELKARIM Oussama
Email o.benabdelkarim@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Morocco
Coordinates Location Name
34.0133 -6.83255 Rabat