Country infoMorocco

Population: 32.52 million (2012)
Per Capita Income: USD 2,940/year (2012)
Poverty rate*: 9 % (2007)
Literacy rate: 56 % (2010)
Human Development Index: Index: 130th out of 187 countries (2012)


Morocco’s performance both in economic and human development terms, position it well to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. Over the past decade, the population has rapidly gained improved access to basic social services. In rural areas, access to electricity increased from 10% in 1994 to 84% in 2009, and access to drinking water from 14% to 90%. The net enrollment rate of children aged 6 to 11 increased from 52% to about 91% nationally and the parity index has more than doubled in rural areas.
Maternal and child health has also significantly improved in Morocco. Female morbidity and mortality rates have declined for women giving birth, and differences in levels of maternal care between rural and urban areas have declined.

Sources: indexmundi, UNDP, UNICEF, World Bank
*The percentage of the population living below the national poverty line.

Archived project
Teacher training
GREF (Groupement des Retraités Educateurs sans Frontières)


This project aimed to combat illiteracy and promote quality education in seven villages in the Ouarzazate province of Morocco, by training nursery school teachers in early childhood education and the use of more efficient teaching methods and tools.

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