Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) Country: Marocco Lead executing agency: MinistÈre des Affaires Economiques et GÉnÉrales (MAEG) Partner: National Agency for the Promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises (ANPME), Professional Association of Moroccan Banks (GPBM), Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), Ministry of Industry, Commerce and New Technologies (MICNT) Overall term: 2009 to 2015 Project Status - Active Project Phase: Execution Context: Morocco is confronted with economic problems. On the one hand the Moroccan economy must position itself better globally by means of free trade and opening up its market in order to hold its ground in the international economic system. On the other hand, broad-based opportunities to gain income and employment must be created to alleviate poverty. Due to their large share of the economic structure and employment, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) play a central role here. Family-run microenterprises in particular need support in order to increase their economic performance. It is also important to provide SMSEs with improved access to financial services so that they can afford to make necessary investments. Objective: Moroccan micro, small and medium enterprises improve their entrepreneurial capacity, realise their growth potential and contribute to job creation. Approach: The measures taken by GIZ are aimed primarily at the level of ministries, associations and supporting agencies. The Moroccan Ministry of Economy and Finance wishes to channel policy knowledge gleaned from studies into MSME support and to intensify cooperation with the line ministries. GIZ supports this with consulting services and training measures. Frameworks for MSME support policy are discussed in public-private dialogue forums. Consultancy and courses for the national support agencies and associations are intended to help them adjust their range of services and products to better serve the needs of MSME and to improve their quality. Selected Moroccan banks are supported by GIZ in designing appropriate financial services to enable MSMEs to be granted more loans.
Project completion date : 2015-12-31 12:00:00
Major organization : MINISTÈRE DES AFFAIRES ECONOMIQUES ET GÉNÉRALES (MAEG)
Address : Avenue El Hadj Ahmed Charkaoui, Rabat
Financier : Deutsche Gesellschaft fÜr Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH,
Financier address : GTZ(Deutsche Gesellschaft fÜr Internationale Zusammenarbeit) Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 40 53113 Bonn, Germany Phone: +49 228 44 60-0