The social enterprise sector in Morocco needs to be developed. This could be achieved through a mix of four policy interventions: capacity building training for existing NGOs; provision of grants to social enterprise start-ups; access to finance to help middle-size social enterprises develop; and, the preferential provision of government contracts to social enterprises for certain social services.
With support from a Multi-Donor Trust Fund, the World Bank and the British Council are promoting the social enterprise agenda in Morocco. To that end, both institutions will sign a memorandum of understanding (mou) to raise awareness of the potential of social enterprises to create jobs and partner with the government in the provision of social services. They will also develop a pilot programme under this mou to provide support, coaching, and financing to social enterprises in Morocco.
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