Acceleration of ongoing projects

Almost three years into the pandemic, economic and financial inclusion has become an indispensable tool of public policy. Faced with growing unemployment and inequality, training, entrepreneurship and social and financial integration are key levers for sustainable growth.

This is the observation shared, Thursday, September 15, 2022, during a webinar organized by Britcham.

“The Awrach program has created 60,000 jobs.” It is with this announcement that Younès Sekkouri, Minister of Economic Inclusion, Small Business, Employment and Skills, began his speech at the beginning of the webinar.

Created 8 months ago, the Awrach program for people who lost their jobs during the Covid crisis is on the right track.

The goal is to create 250,000 jobs in the next two years. But economic inclusion is a “complex” subject that touches on “training, entrepreneurship, social problems”, recalls Sekkouri. 70 ongoing measures for economic inclusion A total of 70 measures are currently underway or being studied. Among them: a Small Business for employment aimed at VSMEs, a review of the self-employed status or even a review of learning. “We want to create a real second chance school,” says the minister in charge.

For his part, Noureddine Benkalil, Secretary General of the Ministry of Economic Inclusion, recalled the objective of the New Development Model: to double GDP per capita in 2035.

“This will be done through more integration and therefore more economic and financial inclusion.” Among the tools that are currently being implemented: a regional and local governance system for economic inclusion and the investment card. The latter will play a particular role in the reduction of territorial disparities.

“Investment bonuses will be granted for those who invest in certain types of territories,” says Benkhalil. The bank must become a data engine to facilitate inclusion On the financial inclusion side, Asmae Hajjami, General Manager of Societe Generale Marocco, recalled the founding role of the national financial inclusion strategy.

Launched in 2016, it aims to reduce disparities in terms of access and use of financial services. Among the levers for action: digital.
“The bank of tomorrow will be resolutely turned towards mobile to become a data driver bank,” he said. Finally, Youssef Guerraoui Filali, president of the Moroccan Center for Governance and Management requested a review of the status of the VSEs and more facilitate the obtaining of credit for project leaders.

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