Morocco - "Fonds d’Equipement Communal (FEC)" (AFDB-P-MA-HAA-012)

Countries
  • Morocco
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
U
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Nov 28, 2019
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Borrower
Fonds d'Equipement Communal (FEC)
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Finance
  • Infrastructure
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 110.11 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 100
Converted using 2019-11-28 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Sep 9, 2020


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Project Description

According to bank documents, the present intervention concerns the Municipal Equipment Fund "Fonds d'Equipement Communal (FEC)". It's a EUR 100 million line of credit to the FEC, a subnational development finance institution of the Kingdom of Morocco, to enable it to finance the infrastructure and investment projects of local governments that are eligible for financing from this public bank. This financing will be matched with co-financings and a technical assistance grant to help local governments to identify, plan and implement their projects and the FEC to evaluate the impact of the projects it finances. The line of credit will enable the FEC to finance the infrastructure and capital projects of local governments. This should result in improved functioning of and access to public services in Morocco (particularly for underserved and rural communities) as well as the development of economic and industrial activities at the local level. It will also facilitate job creation (including for women) and business development, while generating significant tax revenues for the State.

The aim of the project is to enable the FEC to finance equipment and investment projects of local authorities that are eligible for financing by this sub-national development financing institution. This financing will be accompanied by a technical assistance grant for the benefit of local and regional governments as well as the FEC.

Investment Description
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
Contact Information

*Contact information not provided at the time of disclosure*

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