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Moroccan government plans to expand its social protection programme

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 01/07/2022 - 16:29

atalayar.com (03.01.2022) This new plan will strengthen and develop several programmes in the areas of social assistance, improving governance, as well as launching new carve-outs that signify a reform of the targeting system. Also, this project aims to diversify and expand the support mechanisms for the most vulnerable groups of society, which in the case of retirees for example, will extend their health and retirement coverage. The government also plans to develop a system of compensation for those who have lost their jobs.  

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morocco
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Proposed reforms of the social protection systems of Morocco and Tunisia in light of the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 12/06/2021 - 15:31

International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG)  -  (08.12.2021) This Policy Research Brief presents the reforms under way in the social protection systems of Tunisia and Morocco in light of the COVID-19 crisis. Although both countries have demonstrated political will and commitment to address coverage gaps, they still need to develop a proper legal framework and fiscal space to implement social protection floors in the coming years.

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morocco
tunisia
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Social Policies & Programmes

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Universal Social Protection: A New Perspective on Social Equity in Morocco

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 05/04/2021 - 15:09

moroccoworldnews.com (28.04.2021) On April 14, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI presided over the signing of three framework agreements to generalize obligatory health insurance for a wide range of social categories, including professionals, self-employed workers, and non-salaried individuals exercising a private activity. The historic reform will cost MAD 51 billion ($5.71 billion) annually, of which MAD 23 billion ($2.57 billion) will come from the state budget. The reform includes several objectives.

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morocco
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Health Insurance
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Maroc : la couverture sociale généralisée mise en œuvre

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 04/19/2021 - 17:01

Le Maroc a annoncé avoir lancé auprès de 9 millions de bénéficiaires son plan de généralisation de la couverture sociale destiné à terme à couvrir 22 millions de personnes actuellement dépourvues d'assurance maladie. Les agriculteurs, les artisans, les commerçants, les professionnels indépendants et leurs familles seront les premiers inclus dans le régime de l'assurance maladie obligatoire (AMO) en 2021 et 2022. L'AMO s'étendra ensuite aux travailleurs des autres secteurs « dans la perspective de la généralisation effective de la protection sociale à tous les citoyens ».

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morocco
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Extension of coverage
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IMF: Morocco’s Pandemic Social Protection Solutions a ‘Success Story’

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 10/26/2020 - 15:51

moroccoworldnews.com (20.10.2020) Morocco established several innovative digital solutions to increase the number of beneficiaries of social protection schemes during the pandemic.

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morocco
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E-services
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Morocco: Social welfare protection to cover all Moroccans in five years

Submitted by mmarquez on Tue, 08/11/2020 - 09:50

The North Africa Post (04.08.2020) Morocco will expand social welfare protection to all its citizens within five years through a gradual approach, said Finance Minister Mohammed Benchaaboun, after King Mohammed VI urged in the State of the Nation speech on July 29 speeding up such a national project. Benchaaboun said the plan will proceed gradually with the first phase (2021-2023) focusing on the generalization of mandatory health insurance and family allowances followed by a second phase (2024-2025) to enlist citizens in pension funds and launch unemployment benefits.

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morocco
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Morocco: The Ministry of Health is launching the mobile application "Wiqaytna" for notification of exposure to this virus

Submitted by siha on Fri, 06/26/2020 - 17:08

The Ministry of Health (01.06.2020) The Ministry of Health is launching the mobile application for notification of exposure to this virus, called "Wiqaytna" available from June 1, 2020 for download on Google Play, App store, and on www.wiqaytna.ma .

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morocco
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Health
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Morocco: The Ministry of Health is launching its digital community platform for health professionals

Submitted by siha on Fri, 06/26/2020 - 16:59

The Ministry of Health (30.03.2020) The Ministry of Health is launching its digital community platform for health professionals from both the public and private sectors "Sante connect": This new application, available on Android and IOS, aims to create a new dynamic of strictly channeled communication with health professionals, with a view to allowing them real-time access to news and medical training.

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morocco
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Health
ICT
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