Location: AA03 Volubilis
The event will launch a new book prepared by the IMF on “Morocco’s quest for stronger and inclusive growth.” Conceived as part of the road to Marrakech 2023, the book highlights Morocco’s economic progress over the last few decades, discusses its remaining challenges and the new agenda of structural reforms aimed at transforming the country’s model of development, by making it more private sector driven and inclusive. To a certain extent, Morocco’s story is a useful example for many developing economies still in search of building the foundations of macroeconomic stability. And as the challenges that Morocco is facing in strengthening growth and making it more resilient and inclusive are not unique to the Kingdom, the series of reforms that the country has begun to implement could provide equally interesting ideas for other emerging market and developing economies. The event will present Morocco’s experience, discuss its lessons for other countries, and showcase Morocco’s potential for private sector involvement, a key pillar of the country’s new model of development agenda.
10:30 – 11:00 Registration
11:00 – 11:10 Welcoming Remarks by Nadia Fettah, Minister of Economy, and Finance
11:15 – 11:45 Session I. Twenty Years of Reforms: Lessons from Morocco
Fireside chat: led by Kristalina Georgieva, IMF Managing Director, with
Aziz Akhannouch, Morocco Head of Government, and Abdellatif Jouahri, Governor of Bank Al-Maghrib
11.45 – 12.00 Keynote speaker: Fouzi Lekjaa, Minister Delegate in charge of the Budget, Morocco: a history of continued reforms
12.05 – 12:45 Session II: The Agenda for the Future: How to Make Growth More Resilient and Inclusive?
Moderator: Jihad Azour, IMF Director of Middle East and Central Asia Department
12.50 - 13.30 Lunch Break
13.35 – 14.40 Session III. Morocco as a privileged land for private investment
Moderator: Thami Ghorfi
Cross discussion with high institutional and private sector representatives:
14:45 – 14:50 Closing Remarks by Antoinette Sayeh, Deputy Managing Director, IMF