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Corruption costs Morocco 2% annually of economic growth

The Minister Delegate for General Affairs and Governance, Lahcen Daoudi, said in Rabat, the government is determined to fight against corruption, a plague that costs Morocco an annual loss of 2% of its economic growth.

“We are determined to fight the corruption that costs Morocco an annual loss of 2% of its economic growth”, he insisted in a statement on the occasion of the closing of the study day initiated by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) under the theme “Strengthening the integrity of business in Morocco”.

This meeting, he said, aims to raise awareness about the importance of fighting corruption that hampers the economic development of the country, to find ways to overcome this scourge through the establishment of programs in consultation with the country, and to involve private sector companies in their efforts in this regard.

Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Program Chair Nicole Illerman said the meeting, which includes three different themes, is devoted to the presentation of the conclusions. of the “Strengthening Business Integrity in Morocco” program, launched in 2015.

The first axis is intended for the signature by the General Confederation of Enterprises of Morocco (CGEM) of the “declaration of intent” in three sectors covering health, transport and energy, thanks to the collective commitment in the application of procedures to establish business integrity in these areas, she noted.

The second axis concerns the search for means to achieve integrity in public conventions, while the third and last is based on international standards in the field of integrity and which are provided for in the convention of the For the fight against corruption, she added.

This meeting is part of the partnership program between Morocco and the OECD, aimed at allowing the Kingdom to benefit from the expertise of this organization in the field of business integrity and to welcome the best practices. and international standards adopted in the field.

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