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Results Briefs February 8, 2005

Equal Access to Basic Education in Morocco: $80 Million in IBRD Financing


First grade classroom at an elementary school in Mena, Morocco

World Bank

Results from World Bank Treasury

  • Purpose: Education for All
  • IBRD Financing: US$ 80 million
  • Project Term: 2005 - 2009. Project ID: P043412

The formal education system in Morocco faces many challenges. Drop out and repetition rates are high, and gender and geographical disparities still exist at all education levels.Morocco also faces a rapidly increasing demand for middle schools, as a result of increased access to primary education. With government spending on education already high, opportunities to expand the budget are limited. The Basic Education Reform Project addresses these challenges by supporting government efforts to boost the quality of basic education for all chil­dren ages six to fourteen in a financially sustainable manner.