|Approval Date||18 Dec 2013|
|Signature Date||18 Dec 2013|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2014|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2014|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||12110|
The Medical Coverage Reform Support Programme Phase III (PARCOUM III) is the Bank’s third sector budget support programme to Morocco’s Ministry of Health. The programme was designed by the Government of Morocco with the support of the European Union as a UA 100 million sector budget support loan, disbursable in two tranches. It aims at reducing health spending and improving social protection and medical coverage for Moroccan citizens. To that end, the programme focuses on: (i) the steering and financing of reform; (ii) the extension of medical coverage; and (iii) regulations and delivery of health care. It will help to establish mechanisms needed to pilot and finance the reform, enhance social protection coverage for the population, and contribute to providing appropriate and quality services.
The programme seeks to support the Kingdom of Morocco’s efforts to promote universal social protection coverage. It aims to improve social protection and medical coverage for Moroccans, particularly the most vulnerable people, by extending basic medical coverage and access to quality health services.
The entire Moroccan population will benefit from the programme. Indeed, PARCOUM III seeks to support the extension of social health coverage to the entire population, with priority given to the extension of coverage for the most vulnerable segments through RAMED (28% of the population) and the establishment of a scheme for self-employed workers (about 32% of the population). The latter will help to cover informal sector workers (85% of self-employed workers), a large majority of whom are women who have attained the limit of eligibility for RAMED. Furthermore, due to its regulation and health care delivery support, this programme will be beneficial to all health service users, particularly in the public sector and disadvantaged regions. Lastly, the programme will benefit all institutions, which will receive technical support (steering committee, technical committee, MS, etc.).
African Development Bank
Ministère de l’Economie et des Finances (Direction du Budget)
|Last Update||31 Oct 2019|