The economic and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Morocco

The economic and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Morocco

Aug 17, 2020

In order to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and slow downits spread, Morocco has taken strict and rapid health and security measures, accompanied by extensive financial efforts to support the Moroccan population, with mitigation measures, particularly in the formal and informal economies. However, beyond a health emergency, the COVID-19 crisis has created a historic global recession that primarily affects the most vulnerable population.In this context, the Moroccan High Commission for Planning(HCP), the United Nations Development System(UNDS)in Morocco and the World Bank jointly developed a Policy Briefin order to understand the social and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Morocco. This is a unique, inclusive and collaborative approach, thatpresentsstrategic and evidence-basedrecommendations, in order to leave no one behind.

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