Morocco - Medical Coverage Reform Support Programme – Phase 3

Project Summary

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
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 12110
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 91,786,321.44
Status Completion

Project General Description

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.

Project Objectives

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.).

Participating Organization

Ministère de Santé Publique
Ministère de l’Economie et des Finances (Direction du Budget)
African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-MA-IBD-010
Last Update 24 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name LANNES Laurence Elisabeth

Geographic Location

Country Morocco
Coordinates Location Name
34.0133 -6.83255 Rabat