The founding president of the Amadeus Institute, Brahim Fassi Fihri pleaded on Wednesday in Rabat, for the adaptation of the development model to the current context and challenges and the capitalization of its achievements and advances, rather than reinventing it.
Morocco has made major progress in several areas since 1999. Thanks to reforms, large-scale construction policy and investment momentum, the Kingdom has become one of the most successful countries in Africa and the MENA region, so it is not a question of reinventing the “Morocco Model”, but rather of capitalizing on its progress and adapting its development model to the current context and challenges,” emphasized Brahim Fassi Fihri, at the opening of a conference on “The socio-economic development of Morocco: foundations of a new inclusive and disruptive model”, organized by the Amadeus Institute.
“In other words, it is necessary to make it evolve according to exogenous factors, so current international constraints, and endogenous factors, so internal realities, which impact our country”, he explained, insisting that “this is not a total reinvention of the development model, nor a new construction from scratch, which are expected today, but rather its adaptation and reinforcement through recourse (…) to innovation, audacity and overcoming conventional approaches”.
“This evolution of our development model must be multidimensional, because grasping the development model from the simple point of view of economic growth (…) would be a mistake and a waste of time,” he noted, adding that the development model must be able to respond, concretely and perennially, to social and territorial inequalities, in accordance with the Royal guidelines on this subject. “The rehabilitation of the development model does not correspond to a total paradigm shift, but rather it is a reflection and a process built around the capitalization on the various assets of our country, the identification points of blockages and the capacity to be inventive by proposing concrete, credible, realistic and operative solutions,” he insisted.
For his part, the Minister of Health, Anass Doukkali pointed out that the Moroccan model of development is called to be innovative and to join inclusiveness and fight against disparities, recalling that this model draws its bases in the various speeches and initiatives of HM King Mohammed VI.
Morocco has constantly engaged in reflections to renew and update its approach to development, which has greatly contributed to the promotion of equality and territorial and human equity through the inclusion of the citizen in the implementation implementation of these ambitious projects, he said.
Organized as part of a series of conferences under the theme “Thinking Morocco’s new development model: the need for an integrated and participative approach”, this conference is taking place on the occasion of the launch of the new activities of the Amadeus Institute, which aims to position itself as a proactive player in supporting structural reforms in Morocco.
It was marked by the participation of Moroccan experts from different sectors, as well as representatives of UN agencies based in Morocco, to discuss a development model to propose.
The main theme of this conference was approached through two panels entitled “New model of economic growth: what elements of continuity and what elements of rupture with the old model?” and “Equity, inclusion and well-being: Towards a new social pact”.
The panelists discussed, in particular, the various sectoral policies and mechanisms to be implemented to promote the growth of the Moroccan economy. They also highlighted the social reforms started after the launch of the INDH, which enabled the Kingdom to make great progress in this area.