The Ministry of Economy and Finance and the World Bank organized, January 26th 2023, a high-level workshop in Rabat to present the "Public Sector Performance in Morocco (ENNAJAA)" program.
This World Bank-supported program aims to improve the performance and transparency of public administration and service delivery in Morocco and supports Morocco's governance reforms as part of its government strategy to modernize the public sector.
In the opening session of the workshop, Mr. Fouzi LEKJAA, Minister Delegate, in charge of the Budget recalled the importance of modernizing the public sector to accompany the major economic and social reforms initiated by the government. He called for the renewal of public action in all its forms while identifying the pillars on which the governance model of public administration should be based.
Meanwhile, Mr. Jesko HENTSCHEL, World Bank Country Director for the Maghreb and Malta, stressed the importance of this program, in a context «where the public administration is the illustration of the Kingdom's good dynamics as well as the driving force". He also recalled that "This program is supporting key measures to help maximize the impact of the government's strategy and modernize the delivery model of public administration».
The thematic sessions of this workshop, led by senior representatives of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Digital Transition and Administrative Reform, focused on the three pillars of the ENNAJAA program. This includes: i) improving the efficiency of public spending; ii) improving the performance of tax administration; and iii) strengthening the prerequisites of digital transformation through interoperability and data sharing
These sessions were characterized by discussions and exchanges in plenary and in thematic sessions, on the different approaches allowing the improvement of the performance and the transparency of the Moroccan Administration and of the public services delivery.
The organization of this workshop is part of the series of events to prepare the Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund which will be held in October 2023 in Marrakech and for which Morocco will be the host country this year.