Schooling and cognitive achievements of children in Morocco logo

Although education plays an important role in economic development, many low income countries are failing to develop their education systems fast enough to reap the benefits of an educated workforce. In many countries, two-thirds of school-aged children are not being educated at all or are receiving a poor quality education. As part of its commitment to improve education, the World Bank is supporting various education projects in many developing countries. This paper examines the potential of such projects in Morocco. Focusing primarily on basic education, this study observes that although the recent educational reforms and other education projects have desired impacts, the government of Morocco may accelerate educational achievements by furthering investments, especially in rural areas, in complementary inputs such as roads, irrigation and electrification that raise the rate of return to education.

Publisher: World Bank

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