Since 2005, the World Bank supports Morocco’s National Initiative for Human Development (INDH), a program launched by King Mohammed VI in May 2005 to alleviate poverty, vulnerability and social exclusion in the country.
INDH consists of multi-sectoral public investments and income generating activities targeting roughly 667 of Morocco’s poorest neighborhoods and rural communes.
The program is based on a top-down approach by which local communities are enabled to express their needs and priorities in terms of basic infrastructure, social services, and economic opportunities.
World Bank's support
In addition to the US$100 million loan supporting program implementation during 2007-2010, the World Bank contributes to INDH through a technical assistance, its worldwide experience in Community Driven Development (CDD) interventions and a range of capacity building activities.
The Bank's support to INDH is embodied in a close collaboration with the INDH Steering Committee, the INDH Coordination Unit within the Ministry of Interior, and the National Observatory of Human Development. The initiative is in line with the Country Assistance Strategy for Morocco which second objective is to improve poor and marginalized groups' lives, increase their access to basic services, social programs and economic opportunities.
- December 2008: a Round Table of Walis and governors was organized on December 15 and 16 on INDH convergence's challenges with presentations of local and international study cases.
- November 2008: In the context of INDH's support and its implementation, a mission of evaluation was organized in November 2008. The objective was to analyze, with Moroccan partners, INDH activities implementation's status, and particularly the participative approach and local governance, urban, rural, vulnerability and cross sectoral programs, remunerating activities, capacity building, and proximity communication.
- June 2008: A study tour to Brazil was organized in June 2008 for Moroccan officials and World Bank staff working on INDH. More
- February 2006: Identification mission
- September 2006: Appraisal mission
- December 2006 : Loan approval