Morocco : First Review Under the Arrangement Under the Precautionary and Liquidity Line-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Morocco

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publication Date:

October 23, 2019

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Despite a challenging external environment, improved fiscal management and economic diversification have strengthened the resilience of Morocco’s economy in recent years. Yet, economic growth, at 3 percent in 2018, has not been robust enough and unemployment remains high, especially among the youth. The outlook also remains subject to elevated risks, including fragile recovery in the euro area and geopolitical risks in the region. In this context, sustaining the recent momentum in reforms will be key to achieve a higher, more inclusive, and more private sector-led growth. Key priorities include improving the quality of education, the functioning of the labor market and the business environment; continuing the fight against corruption; and, increasing female labor force participation.

Series:

Country Report No. 19/317

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

October 23, 2019

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513517506/1934-7685

Stock No:

1MAREA2019005

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

42

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