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The objective of the ongoing study “A Moroccan Strategy for Structural Transformation” is to analyze alternative sectoral strategies for Morocco aimed at transforming its economy toward a structure that is flexible, diversified and income-generating, and which over time brings about more rapid growth and progress in terms of employment generation, poverty reduction, and human development. The analysis integrates MAMS with the product space (PS) method of Hausmann and Klinger (2006) and consultations with sector experts. The core research team is made up of Ayache Khellaf and Mariam El Joubari, both of Morocco’s Haut Commissariat au Plan, and Hans Lofgren and Israel Osorio-Rodarte of the World Bank. The work is part of a broader set of activities led by Paolo Verme of the World Bank’s Economic Policy, Poverty and Gender Unit for the Middle East and North Africa region (MNSED). The study will be completed in 2015.

Khellaf, Ayache, Elhoucine Belhachmi, and Mohamed Karim. 2011. Country Study: Assessing Development Strategies to Achieve the MDGs in the Kingdom of Morocco. United Nations Department for Social and Economic Affairs, March. A Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Morocco was built as part of the study. This Morocco study is part of the broader project Realizing the Millennium Development Goals through Socially Inclusive Macroeconomic Policies, carried out by the Development Policy and Analysis Division (DPAD) of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN/DESA) together with the UNDP, the World Bank, and country teams and related institutions, in the case of Morocco, the Haut Commissariat au Plan and Université Mohammed V – Souissi.

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