Morocco - Social Protection Governance Support Programme

Project Summary

Approval Date 22 Jun 2016
Signature Date 24 Jun 2016
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2017
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2017
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 12110
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 105,205,175.49
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Support Program to the Social Protection Governance (PAGPS) is a sectoral budget support operation to the Government of Morocco. It aims to improve the social protection of Moroccan citizens, through (i) strengthening the social protection governance mechanism and optimizing resource use on the one hand, and (ii) extending social protection coverage and improving service quality on the other hand. This new program succeeds to the previous support for the reform of basic medical coverage. This project will specifically set up the legislative and regulatory bases for improved social protection, and support the Moroccan Government’s initiatives through a sectoral policy dialogue in coordination with other development partners in Morocco. The program will ultimately contribute to further progress in reducing poverty and social disparities, through improved and more equitable access to social protection benefits, and more efficient and sustainable social protection.

Project Objectives

The objective of the PAGPS is to improve the social protection of Moroccans, especially women and people in vulnerable situations. Specifically, the PAGPS will help the Moroccan Government to: (i) strengthen the institutional mechanism for social protection; (ii) strengthen accountability and evidence-based decision-making ; (iii) increase the return on social expenditure; (iv) expand coverage of high impact social protection programs; and (v) improve the quality of social protection services.


The program will be more particularly beneficial to the most vulnerable Moroccans, especially women, pre-school children, primary and college students, the disabled and workers who have lost their job or have suffered occupational accidents. It will support specifically the Moroccan Government in its efforts to extend the coverage of the Compulsory Health Insurance (AMO) to self-employed workers.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Ministère de Santé Publique


IATI identifier 46002-P-MA-IBD-011
Last Update 09 Dec 2022


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Geographic Location

Country Morocco
Coordinates Location Name
32 -6 Morocco