Morocco - The Public Administration Reform Support Programme – Phase III (PARSP III)

Project Summary

Approval Date 25 Jun 2008
Signature Date 26 Jun 2008
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2009
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2010
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 11330
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 50,716,953.29
Status Completion

Project General Description

This project is the third phase of the Public Administration Reform Support Programme (PARSP III), which was launched in 2003. The current phase, covers the 2008-2009 period, aims to consolidate the achievements of PARSP I & II, whose implementation was generally deemed to be satisfactory by the three international financial institutions supporting it. Under the present cycle of implementation, the public administration reform support programme will improve in consistency following the extension to other Ministries of tools such as flexible budgeting, sectoral MTEFs, the RECs, deconcentration plans, as well as the civil service redeployment exercise. The project aims to continue and strengthen Bank support for the Government’s efforts to implement and pursue the Programme measures. It will help to finance the budget deficit for the year 2008. The PARSP-III focuses on four aspects and takes into account progress made and lessons learned from PARSP-I & II. First, extension of programme reforms. This involves advancing from the pilot phase to implementing the reforms in the whole administration. Second, consolidate results achieved under PARSP I & II, notably strengthening of institutional capacities and reinforcing the areas of competence of structures and responsibilities. Third, catching up with delays in implementing some programme components, notably in the areas of human resource management. Fourth, the need for an active policy for disseminating the achievements of the reform, which should contribute to its acceptance by the public. The effective implementation of all the measures envisaged under PARSP-III should help to improve the competitiveness of the Moroccan economy, strengthen budget sustainability in the medium term, and thus maintain the viability of the macroeconomic framework needed to achieve stronger and more sustainable economic growth.

Project Objectives

The objective of the PARSP-III is to consolidate, deepen, strengthen, and extend to the rest of the administration, gains achieved under the previous phases of the PARSP. The PARSP III aims to achieve the following four objectives: (i) strengthen public finance management; (ii) improve efficiency in human resources management; (iii) control the civil service wage bill; and (iv) streamline procedures and introduce egovernment.


The project beneficiaries are Government and Moroccan public administrations.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Ministry of Economy and Finance / Budget Department


IATI identifier 46002-P-MA-K00-005
Last Update 09 Dec 2022


Contact Details

Name DIARRA Emmanuel

Geographic Location

Country Morocco
Coordinates Location Name
32 -6 Morocco