Morocco and SIGMA


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Status: EU Neighbourhood country
Capital City: Rabat
Population: 33.3 million
Currency: Moroccan dirham (MAD)


The Association Agreement between the EU and Morocco entered into force in 2000. Following the first joint EU-Morocco Action Plan to implement the Association Agreement in 2005, an Action Plan for 2013-2017 was formally adopted in December 2013. Since 2008, Morocco has had an "advanced status" partnership with the EU. At the same time, Morocco is one of the first countries, and the only country from the Middle East and North Africa region, to benefit from an OECD Country Programme.

SIGMA, the EC and the Moroccan authorities agreed a work programme in September 2018 that gives priority in the period to June 2019 to co-operating with:

SIGMA has carried out an assessment of the service delivery area in Morocco against the Principles of Public Administration – this project involved a number of stakeholders and was co-ordinated by the Ministry of Administration Reform and Civil Service. The final report was presented at a high-level event in Rabat.



Related Links


Country Co-ordinator


Revue des prestations de services administratifs, Maroc (June 2019)

The Principles of Public Administration for European Neighbourhood Policy countries

Publications in Arabic

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EU relations with Morocco

EU Delegation to Morocco

Programme Administration Office

News on Morocco

EU Neighbours South

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Events calendar

Lech MarcinkowskiSIGMA staff member Lech Marcinkowski

Senior Adviser public service and human resource management, and external audit
Tel: +33 1 85 55 44 92

Carole GuerrierSIGMA staff member Carole Guerrier

Project Co-ordinator
Tel: +33 1 85 55 44 94


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