Morocco - Education Project V

Project Summary

Approval Date 24 Nov 1993
Signature Date 13 Mar 1995
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2005
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2006
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11110
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 8,207,550.11
Status Completion

Project General Description

The fifth education project in Morocco responds to the Government's objectives set out in the Guidance Note for the Five-Year Plan 1993-1997 and which are in line with the implementation of the reform undertaken in 1985 and the new national guidelines for socio-economic development. The project as a whole is justified by the fact that it will contribute to complete the implementation of the reform of the education system initiated by the government. This will enable it to solve the problems facing the education and training sector. It is subsequent to four previous Bank Group-financed operations in the education sector in Morocco. The project, which is planned to be implemented over a five-year period, comprises the following seven (7) components: (i) Improvement of the quality of basic and Secondary education; (ii) Development of Secondary Education; (iii) Improvement of the effectiveness of Tertiary Education; (iv) Promotion of environmental Education; (v) Strengthening of Population Education; (vi) Literacy Education for Women in Rural Areas; and (vii) Programme Implementation Unit. The total cost excluding taxes and customs is estimated at UA 48.49 million.

Project Objectives

The project’s objectives are to improve the quality of primary and secondary education, adapt higher education to the country’s needs and make secondary education accessible to all. The project also aims to reduce the illiteracy rate of rural women and sensitize them to maternal and child health, family planning, nutrition, the benefits of schooling girls, environmental protection, HIV/AIDS control, as well as to promote education on the environment and population in secondary schools.


The intended primary project beneficiaries include 26 secondary schools (to be built and equipped) in the rural areas of Morocco; 21, 500 teachers and approximately 4 million pupils to be trained on environmental issues; additional 3, 200 teachers and 400, 000 pupils to be trained at secondary level on population issues; and 41, 550 rural women in literacy skills as well as sensitization on maternal and child care, nutrition, family planning as well as benefits of school enrollment of girls, environment and HIV/AIDS awareness.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
African Development Fund
Government Of Morocco
Direction de la Planification du Ministère de l’Education Nationale


IATI identifier 46002-P-MA-IAZ-002
Last Update 28 Nov 2022


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Geographic Location

Country Morocco