Morocco - Results-Based Programme for Enhancing Regional Competitiveness in Morocco (PARACT-M) (AFDB-P-MA-K00-019)

  • Morocco
Geographic location 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
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 18, 2019
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of Morocco
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 228.18 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Sep 9, 2020

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

According to bank documnts, this operation's development objective is to enhance regional competitiveness in order to attract private investors and thus create new jobs.

The Results-Based Programme for Enhancing Regional Competitiveness in Morocco (PARACT-M) forms part of Pillar 1 of Morocco's 2017-2021 CSP "Support for Green Industrialization through SMEs and the Export Sector". It relates to a results-based financing (RBF), designed to support efforts by the Moroccan authorities to improve regional competitiveness so as to boost the industrial sector locally, attract more investors and create jobs. PARACT-M is a continuation of the Bank's intervention in Morocco to enhance the investment environment and strengthen the industrial fabric. Indeed, the Morocco Industrialization Acceleration Support Programme (PAAIM), a Bank programmatic budget support covering the periods 2017-2018 and 2019-2020, has already enabled accelerated structural reforms required for economic diversification through industrialization. Thus, while PAAIM was an excellent framework for intervention on public reforms, PARACT-M provides a specific and targeted response to the constraints on regional-level competitiveness in Morocco, as underscored in the Growth Diagnostic 2015, and more generally at the continental level under the Compact with Africa (CwA) initiative. PARACT-M is structured around two key components, namely: (i) improving the local investment incentives and environment and (ii) support for the competitiveness of the regional industrial fabric.

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