Business Corruption in Morocco

Morocco FlagMorocco enjoys macroeconomic stability with low inflation, a large reserve of foreign exchange and diminishing foreign debt. Although the country performed better than others in the region, Morocco experienced economic instability and political unrest through 2012, according to Freedom House 2013. Morocco is highly accommodating to foreign and domestic investment, and the government is making continuous efforts to improve the investment climate, for example, by streamlining paperwork in connection with investment. Nonetheless, the country still faces a number of socio-political challenges. One of these is the occurrence of corruption, petty and grand, in virtually all sectors, including the country's political life. Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane was cited on 5 December 2013 as explaining that Morocco must admit that it has not achieved desired corruption results, according to an 11 December 2013 article by Magharebia. Companies doing business in Morocco should be aware of the following corruption developments:

  • The legal framework concerning corruption, transparency and integrity seems to be in place, and the regulatory system itself is becoming increasingly transparent.
  • In December 2012, the government launched an anti-corruption awareness campaign aiming to raise anti-corruption awareness among the public as well as to enhance the government's role in the fight against corruption.
  • In 2011, Parliament passed a landmark law to protect whistleblowers as well as trial witnesses and experts. The same year also saw the passage of the Freedom of Information Act.
  • In October 2010, Morocco's government unveiled a two-year anti-corruption plan, which includes over 40 new anti-graft measures, such as asset declarations for top state officials, government protection of whistleblowers, and channels for the public to report graft and extortion by government officials. 

However, the country still faces challenges in curbing corruption. Challenges include:

  • Foreign as well as Moroccan entrepreneurs identify corruption as a large obstacle to investment in Morocco and remain sceptical with regard to the effectiveness of the government’s efforts to fight corruption
  • The royal family and well-connected individuals control large companies and are likely to win public procurement tenders.
  • Allegations persist that companies owned by highly influential persons are rarely disciplined by regulatory agencies if they infringe investment regulations, and that regulations shown to jeopardise the entrenched interests of the higher circles of political and economic power are disregarded.
  • Prosecutions of corruption cases have been accused of targeting only petty corruption. Also high profile cases and cases where the misdeeds were shown to result from the government's style of governance have been promptly halted in order to avoid political embarrassment.

January 2014
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Moroccan Judicial System

Individual Corruption

According to a September 2013 article published by The National, the Moroccan government has announced a plan to reform the country’s judicial system that is perceived as corrupt and capable of being bought with a phone call from government officials. The same article reports that the recently announced reform includes a plan to monitor the expenditures of judges to ensure conformance with the income, reports the same article. According to Transparency International's Global Corruption Barometer 2013, where seven out of ten surveyed households think the judiciary is “corrupt” or “extremely corrupt”. 

Corruption among working-level clerks in the courts and a lack of knowledge about its provisions among lawyers also constituted obstacles, according to the US Department of State 2012.

Business Corruption

According to the US Department of State 2013, Moroccan and foreign companies complain about inefficiency and lack of transparency in the judicial system. However, the same report also states that the commercial and appeals courts have improved the conditions for dispute settlement.

Political Corruption

According to Freedom House 2013, the courts are not free of political interference, as they are subject to government pressure and have been exploited to clamp down on government critics. The Bertelsmann Foundation 2012 states that the governing bodies of the judicial system are dominated by the King's appointees, and that the judiciary is occasionally used to punish dissenting voices.

Global Integrity 2010 further reports that the Minister of Justice has the final say in terms of rewarding or punishing judges that have engaged in acts of corruption. Some of the punitive measures taken against judges might serve to punish the independent judges. Similarly, measures taken against other judges might be dismissed by government members.


The World Bank & IFC: Doing Business 2014:
- An average of 40 procedures, 510 days and 25.2% of the claim are required to enforce commercial contracts in Morocco.

World Economic Forum: The Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014:
- Business executives give the independence of the judiciary from influences of members of government, citizens, or companies a score of 3.4 on a 7-point scale (1 'heavily influenced' and 7 'entirely independent').

- Business executives give the efficiency of both the legal framework for private companies to settle disputes and of the legal framework to challenge the legality of government actions and/or regulations a score of 3.7 and 3.4, respectively, on a 7-point scale (1 'extremely inefficient' and 7 'highly efficient').

Transparency International: Global Corruption Barometer 2013:
- 70% of households surveyed consider the judiciary to be ‘corrupt’ or 'extremely corrupt'.

Moroccan Police

Individual Corruption

The US Department of State 2012 reports that Moroccan law provides penalties for official corruption, including within the police, but that the law is not effectively enforced. The same report states that corruption and impunity are pervasive in the police force, and that petty corruption is widespread among the police and gendarmes. Investigations are carried out, yet they seldom result in criminal proceedings or even disciplinary action. 

Business Corruption

Companies report high-levels of corruption within the Moroccan police force, according to the US Department of State 2012. In addition, the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014 reveals that companies identify Morocco to perform insufficiently in relation to the reliability of police services to protect them from crime. 

Political Corruption

According to Global Integrity 2010, law enforcement agencies are not protected from political interference. Likewise, appointments to the police are seldom based on professional criteria and party loyalties or personal relationships are often considered. Moreover, some law enforcement officials, most often high-level figures, reportedly enjoy protection from criminal investigations.


The World Economic Forum: Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014:
- Business executives give the reliability of Moroccan police services with regard to enforcing law and order a score of 4.7 on a 7-point scale (1 'cannot be relied upon at all' and 7 being 'can always be relied upon').

Transparency International: Global Corruption Barometer 2013:
- 79% of surveyed households consider the police to be 'corrupt' or 'extremely corrupt'.

Moroccan Public Services

Individual Corruption

According to Transparency International's Global Corruption Barometer 2013, nearly eight out of ten respondents think that medical and health services are “corrupt” or “extremely corrupt”.

The health care system in Morocco is also under harsh criticism as corruption also invades hospitals in the country. A corruption case, involving a doctor working at a hospital in Fez, stirred the attention of the country. A January 2012 article by Moroccan World News writes that social media has been used to fight corruption and has been used to catch, among others, the aforementioned doctor red-handed. According to the article, a video was circulated on YouTube showing the doctor illegally selling medication to a patient and negotiating and receiving a bribe in return for a fake medical certificate. The doctor was suspended from the Doctors' Union until the investigation was completed.

Business Corruption

Dealing with licences in Morocco is cumbersome and time-consuming, and the process of starting a company is still not easy. Figures from the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014 indicate that Morocco has a disadvantage in the region with regards to the time and number of procedures required to start a company.

According to Global Integrity 2010, the issuing of a number of licences and permits is subject to preferential treatment and may include bribery. These include the right to have a taxi in the urban and inter-urban areas, transportation amenities, offshore and fishing rights, alcohol licences and the use of natural sand.

Another area for corrupt practices is business inspections conducted by government officials. Global Integrity 2010 reports that business inspections by government officials to ensure public health and safety standards are usually carried out in an arbitrary and ad hoc manner, and bribes are often paid by companies in return for favourable treatment or expedited processing.


The World Bank & IFC: Doing Business 2014: 
- 5 procedures are required to start a company, taking an average of 11 days and costing 9.5% of the income per capita.

- To obtain a construction permit, a company is required to go through 15 procedures, taking 97 days and costing 218.2% of the income per capita. 

World Economic Forum: The Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014:
- Business executives give government regulations (permits, regulations, reporting) in Morocco a score of 3.5 on a 7-point scale (1 'extremely burdensome' and 7 'not burdensome at all').

Transparency International: Global Corruption Barometer 2013
- 77% of surveyed households perceive the medical and health services to be ‘corrupt’ or ‘extremely corrupt’.

Moroccan Land Administration

Business Corruption

The Bertelsmann Foundation 2012 reports that private property rights are well defined and protected under Moroccan law. Nevertheless, it is also reported that rampant corruption within the judiciary hampers the enforcement of property rights. The report also notes that Morocco's performance regarding the protection of property rights is worse that the regional average of the Middle East and North Africa. 

Political Corruption

In a December 2010 article, The Guardian reveals, citing a media-leaked US embassy report, that corruption involving King Mohammed VI and the royal family within Morocco's real estate sector is reportedly widespread. According to the article, the royal family has been using Moroccan institutions to 'coerce and solicit bribes' in this sector. The article highlights the lack of transparency and integrity in the King's involvement in the real estate sector.


The World Bank & IFC: Doing Business 2014:
- Registering property requires 8 procedures, takes an average of 60 days and amounts to roughly 5.9% of the property value.

World Economic Forum: The Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014:
- Business executives give the protection of property rights a score of 4.8 on a 7-point scale (1 'very weak' and 7 'very strong').

Moroccan Tax Administration

Business Corruption

According to the US Department of State 2013, citing Doing Business 2010, Morocco has improved its business environment through reforms that include changes to tax payments. The World Bank & IFC’s Doing Business 2014 reports that the country has continued to improve its position in the area of paying taxes, ranking number 78 out of 189 economies – 37 places higher than in 2013.  

According to Global Integrity 2010, the general tax code and its implementing decree fixed taxes according to objective criteria that used internationally accepted standards; these include business, turnover and reporting systems. Yet privileges are acquired through the means of fraud and corruption. Global Integrity 2010 further notes that an official report on the Morality of Public Life on Perceptions states that a reorganisation of work processes with tax institutions has taken place through the computerisation of the management in order to establish more transparency.


The World Bank & IFC: Doing Business 2014:
- A medium-sized company must make 6 tax payments and spend 232 hours per year at a cost of 49.6% total tax rate in managing the administrative burden of paying taxes.

World Economic Forum: The Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014:
- Companies state that tax rates and tax regulations are among the top ten most problematic factors for doing business in Morocco.

Moroccan Customs Administration

Business Corruption

The World Economic Forum’s Global Enabling Trade Report 2012 points out that time-consuming bureaucracy related to trade across borders opens the way for public officials to demand bribes in Morocco. For example, trade is impeded by customs procedures that lack efficiency, and exporting and importing require time-consuming paperwork to clear goods at the border. Corruption and bribery in these processes are not uncommon.


The World Bank & IFC: Doing Business 2014:
- A standard export shipment of goods requires 5 documents, takes an average of 11 days and costs USD 595 per container.

- A standard import shipment of goods requires 7 documents, takes an average of 16 days and a costs USD 970 per container.

World Economic Forum: The Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014:
- Business executives give the burden of customs procedures a score of 4.3 on a 7-point scale (1 'very weak' and 7 'very strong'). 

Moroccan Public Procurement

Business Corruption

The 2007 Decree on public procurement establishes the requirements for public procurement, including regulations for competition and transparency, according to the 2009 OECD Joint Learning Study on Morocco: Enhancing Integrity in Public Procurement. Public bodies may apply their own regulations so long as there are compliant with the 2007 Decree; however, those bodies without their own procurement regulations must apply those contained in the Decree. The US Department of State 2013 reports that Morocco has sought, with limited success, to increase the transparency of its public tenders through the 2007 Decree. However, recent efforts to decentralise the procurement process have seen only limited implementation, as suggested by the report. Companies are recommended to use a specialised public procurement due diligence tool in order to reduce corruption risks related to public procurement in Morocco.

According to Freedom House’s Countries at the Crossroads – Morocco 2011, the Moroccan Court of Accounts (COA) released reports in 2006 and 2008 detailing evidence of improper public procurements. Although these reports were initially viewed as heralding increased transparency, the judiciary failed to act on the reports, according to the same source.

See more on public procurement under Public Anti-Corruption Initiatives.


World Economic Forum: The Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014:
- Business executives give the diversion of public funds to companies, individuals, or groups due to corruption a score of 3.8 on a 7-point scale (1 'very common' and 7 'never occurs').

- Business executives give the favouritism of government officials when deciding upon policies and contracts a score of 3.4 on a 7-point scale (1 'always show favouritism' and 7 'never show favouritism').

Moroccan Natural Resources

Business Corruption

Companies report that bribery is not uncommon when dealing with environmental inspections in Morocco. For instance, Global Integrity 2010 reports that business inspections by government officials to ensure public environmental standards are usually carried out in an arbitrary and ad hoc manner, and bribes are extracted from companies in return for favourable treatment or expedited processing. 

A February 2013 news article published by Morocco News Board suggests that corruption is rampant in the sand quarrying business in Morocco. They are often controlled by some well-connected people who have privileged access to natural resources in the country, and the sand quarrying business often takes place in unregulated manners. 

Political Corruption

According to Freedom House’s Countries at the Crossroads – Morocco 2011, the military controls fishing off the coast of Morocco and senior government officials have used this to acquire majority stakes in companies exporting fish to Spain. The financial involvement of these individuals charged with overseeing compliance with fishery conservation policies represents a serious conflict of interest.

Morocco is the world's largest exporter of phosphate and according to the Bertelsmann Foundation 2012, this industry is controlled by the royal family and the "500 families" who monopolise the larger, multi-sector industries and are close associates to the monarch in Morocco. These influential families enjoy undue advantages as they are most likely to win public bids and contracts, and furthermore, enjoy immunity for corrupt practices.

Moroccan Public Anti-Corruption Initiatives

  • Legislation: Morocco has ratified the United Nations Convention against Corruption. However, Morocco is the only African country not to have signed the African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption. Articles 241 to 256 of the Criminal Code criminalise corruption, both active and passive, and punishments range from fines to prison. Attempted corruption, extortionbribing a foreign public official and abuse of office are also criminalised. Morocco has criminalised money laundering  under the AML Law No. 43-05 (in French). It covers concealing and altering goods originating from trafficking, corruption, extortion, influence peddling and misappropriation of public and private property. The law provides for the establishment of the Processing Unit of Financial Intelligence. According to a July 2010 article by Magharebia, citing a 2010 report by the Central Commission for the Prevention of Corruption (ICPC), Morocco's anti-corruption legislation has a number of deficiencies. The attempt to engage in acts of corruption is not seen as a criminal offence by the law. Another problem concerns the fact that the electoral code does not oblige parliamentary candidates to present a list of expenditures to the verification board, and does not require the board to publish its report. Also, the ICPC argues that legislation on the declaration of assets remains incomplete; reportedly, the law does not stipulate any obligation to declare the assets of immediate family members. The ICPC report recommends adoption of an overall anti-corruption strategy that includes more than just punitive measures, according to a July 2010 Magharebia article. The decree on the ICPC is seen by the ODID as a step in the right direction, even though further amendments to the decree are needed and would eventually make the agency more effective by providing it with the power to conduct performance and compliance audits. In a positive step towards combatting corruption, Parliament has passed a landmark law to protect whistleblowers as well as trial witnesses and experts. According to a November 2011 article by the ABA Rule of Law Initiative, the same year Morocco passed the Freedom of Information Act. The tentatively named Anti-Corruption and Conflicts of Interest Act was to be presented to the National Assembly in July of 2013, according to a Global Post April 2013 article; however, at the time of review, no further information was available. Access the Lexadin World Law Guide for a collection of legislation in Morocco
  • Government Strategies: In mid-October 2010, the Moroccan government unveiled a two-year anti-corruption plan, which includes over 40 new anti-graft measures. According to a 2010 article by Reuters Africa, these measures include asset declarations for top state officials, government protection of whistleblowers, anti-corruption classes in schools and channels for the public to report graft and extortion by government officials. However, the plan has been criticised by Transparency Maroc because the government has not involved the ideas and views of businesses and civil society. Morocco is currently the chair of the Arab Anticorruption and Integrity Network. The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs in his 2011 statement praised Morocco for contributing to important activities in the MENA region, referring to the June 2011 Conference for Multi-stakeholder Dialogue on Anti-corruption, which was also hosted by Morocco. According to a June 2011 article by Morocco Tomorrow, the conference served as a regional platform to reflect on the ongoing developments in the Middle East and North Africa and the public demands for government reforms. Regional and international corruption experts participated in the conference, which was held with the joint support of the OECD and UNDP. Moreover, the Moroccan government also in December 2012 launched an anti-corruption awareness campaign, which aims to raise anti-corruption awareness among the public as well as to enhance the government's role in fighting corruption, according to a 2012 news article from AllAfrica.

  • Anti-Corruption Agencies: The Central Authority for the Prevention of Corruption (ICPC, L´instance Centrale de la Prévention de la Corruption) is mandated with corruption prevention, but has been criticised for being unable to receive or act on corruption complaints. The Agency lacks political independence as the chair is appointed by the king and is subservient to the prime minister. According to Global Integrity 2010, the independence of the ICPC is not only limited by political interference, but also by a critically small budget and insufficient human resources. Global Integrity 2010 notes that the ICPC has been relatively active in fighting corruption in recent years, and its authority has been able to regulate and manage cases and investigations independently without negative influence from other parties. According to the same report, officials attributed the low-number of complaints partially to the lack of legislation protecting plaintiffs and witnesses in corruption cases. Together with its partners, the ICPC established the first portal for exposing corruption through anonymous reporting,, according to the US Department of State 2013.

  • Processing Unit of Financial Intelligence (UTRF): The Moroccan UTRF was established by the Law on Money Laundering and is entitled to collect financial information and coordinate the means of action of investigating authorities and public agencies as well as advising the government and proposing reforms with regard to anti-money laundering. The UTRF is a member of the Egmont Group, an international network of FIUs.

  • General Inspection of Finances (IGF): The IGF conducts audit and oversight of the activities of the public institutions and funds received from international donors. The IGF, under the Ministry of Finance, conducts investigations and publishes reports.

  • Audit Court (al Majlis al A'laa lil Hissabaat): The Audit Court assists Parliament and assesses local, regional and national accounts. It publishes and presents annual reports to the king and the reports' conclusions are widely published in the media. However, Bertelsmann's Foundation 2012 suggests that the published documents of mismanagement are not always followed up by the authorities. 

  • Office of the Ombudsman (Diwan Al Madhalim): Morocco has an ombudsman institution in charge of overseeing the actions of the Moroccan administration and working for the rule of law. According to Global Integrity 2010, the Office of the Ombudsman in Morocco is relatively effective, and allows the public to easily access information and findings. However, the Ombudsman still lacks authority in terms of initiating investigations and imposing penalties on offenders.

  • Public Procurement: Decree 2-06-388 addresses some of the deficiencies in the former procurement decree. The Decree aims at establishing transparency in the procurement system and introduces measures to reduce fraud and corruption. Freedom House’s Countries at the Cross Roads – Morocco 2011 reports that although there has been progress over the past decade, there remains much room for improvement in the country’s public procurement regulations. Military contracts are not subject to the Decree, and the bidding regulations are often ignored, according to the same source. According to the Public Procurement Decree, major procurements do not require competitive bidding, but strict formal requirements limit the extent of sole sourcing. In law, unsuccessful bidders can instigate an official review of procurement decisions, and they can challenge the concrete procurement decision in court. Access the Portal for Public Procurement (in French) for information concerning tenders.

  • E-Governance: A wide range of government services can be accessed online. The Administration of Customs and Indirect Taxes (in French), the National Fund for Social Security (CNSS, in French), the Office for Industrial and Commercial Property (OMPIC, in French), the Directorate for Investment (in French), Public Procurement (in French), the Ministry for Modernisation of the Public Sectors (in Arabic), the Secretariat General of Government (in French and Arabic) and the Ministry of Economy and Finance (in French) all offer online services to individuals and companies.

  • Whistleblowing: According to a November 2011 news article published by the ABA Rule of Law Initiative, a landmark law which aims to protect whistleblowers as well as trial witnesses and experts was passed by Parliament in October 2011, marking an important step towards curbing corruption. The law also ensures the safety of whistleblowers as well as their families through various mechanisms, such as new identities and safe houses.  Despite the new whistleblower protections, when Justice Minister Mustapha Ramid called for investigations in July 2012 into suspected corrupt payments between a former minister and secretary of a national political party, two whistleblowers from the national treasury where charged instead on accusations of sharing national secrets, according to the US Department of State 2012.

Moroccan Private Anti-Corruption Initiatives

  • Media: Article 9 of the Moroccan Constitution clearly stipulates freedom of opinion and of expression in all forms. However, Morocco's Press Law of 2002 gives the Ministry of Interior and the prime minister the power to supervise the media, and Article 29 of the law enables the prime minister to suspend a publication if it undermines Islam, the monarchy, national integrity or public order, according to Freedom House 2012According to the Bertelsmann Foundation 2012, the authorities have sometimes responded harshly to journalists overstepping the red lines of expression by banning publications, imprisoning journalists and editors or imposing significant fines for defamation and other press offences. Global Integrity 2010 reports the media have historically been under tight control by the monarchy, but under King Mohamed VI, the monarchy's control over the media has relaxed and the media has become increasingly outspoken and many independent journalists are constantly attempting to break the political and social taboos. Nevertheless, Freedom House 2012 reports that freedom of the press in Morocco has continued to deteriorate. According to Global Integrity 2010, the media sector suffers from a lack of integrity, as a new generation of journalists are involved in petty corruption. The report notes that media funding lacks transparency due to journalists' low salaries, yet praises that certain influential members in Morocco dispose of luxurious lifestyles. These undocumented revenues, according to the report, derive from bribes and extortion. The report also states that the fear of legal punishment or extra-legal intimidation causes a high degree of self-censorship among Moroccan journalists. Broadcast media is dominated by the state or reflects the official government line, although the government does not impose any restrictions on the purchase of satellite dishes, which give access to a wide number of foreign broadcasts. Apart from a few West Saharan websites, access to the internet is unrestricted. Reporters Without Borders 2013 ranks Morocco 136th out of 179 countries, while Freedom House 2013 ranks Morocco 149th out of 197 countries and describes its press environment as “not free”.

  • Civil Society: A large number of NGOs operate in Morocco. They primarily deal with social issues, but also women's rights and human rights, according to the Bertelsmann Foundation 2012. They are often located in the proximity of Casablanca and Rabat and are primarily an urban phenomenon. The government has encouraged and allowed the formation of numerous NGOs, although the Ministry of Interior retains the right to dissolve associations, and reports persist that it has prevented unwanted organisations, mainly Islamist ones, from operating by denying them approval. In addition, while NGOs in Morocco operate with more freedom than in many other Arab states, civil groups that offend the government face harassment, according to the Bertelsmann Foundation 2012.

  • Transparency Maroc (TM, in French): TM, a national chapter of Transparency International, is actively engaged in the fight against corruption. The organisation published corruption-related reports, provides recommendations to public institutions and is active in awareness-raising and training. TM has opened the National Corruption Monitoring and Transparency Development Centre in Casablanca. Activities include informing public policy on prevention of corruption, gathering data on corruption, governance and transparency as well as producing reports and press reviews, which are available on TM's website. Furthermore, TM has established a centre for legal assistance with regard to anti-corruption (Centre d'Assistance Juridique Anti-Corruption) that provides legal advice to whistleblowers and victims of corruption.

  • General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM, in French): The CGEM set up an anti-corruption committee in 2006. The CGEM focuses on training, awareness-raising, relations with public authorities and identifying sector-specific priorities. It has prepared a Corruption Risk Map describing corruption risks in relation to electricity procurement contracts. In a joint initiative with public authorities, the CGEM adopted the Moroccan Code of Good Practice for Corporate Governance (in French). Together with the Central Authority for the Prevention of Corruption (ICPC) and its partners, the CGEM helped to establish the first Moroccan corruption portal where whistleblowers can anonymously report (, according to the US Department of State 2013.

  • Arabian Alliance for Combating Corruption (AACC): The AACC is an alliance of CSOs dedicated to fight corruption. It comprises several Arab countries, including Morocco, and is headed by the Yemenite Human Rights Information Training Center (in Arabic). The main aim of the AACC is to raise awareness about the risks of corruption and to enhance the role of CSOs in combating it. The AACC is organising capacity building sessions to empower CSOs in their fight against corruption.

  • Network Against Corruption (NAC): The NAC is comprised of 46 Moroccan NGOs, including Transparency Maroc, that have joined efforts on reducing corruption in the bureaucracy with support from government officials.

  • Ethical Customs Observatory/Private Sector (in French): The Observatory was established as a public-private cooperation between the customs administration, the ICPC, the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM), Association of Freight Forwarding in Customs (ATADM) and Transparency Maroc with the aim of analysing the compliance of the customs and private enterprises with ethical principles and presenting proposals for reforms that will enhance transparency and help to fight corruption within the customs. The Observatory issues annual reports on the results of its work.

Moroccan Information Network


Relevant Organisations


Transparency Maroc (in French)

24 Blvd de Khouribga, 3rd Floor
Casablanca 20000

Tel: +212 (0) 522 542 699
Fax: +212 (0) 522 451 391
E-mail: transparency(at)

National chapter of Transparency International.

Confédération Générale des Entreprises du Maroc (CGEM, in French)

23 Blvd Mohamed Abdou
Quartier Palmiers

Tel: +212 (0) 522 997 000
Fax: +212 (0) 522 983 971
E-mail: cgem(at)

Business association that defends its members' interests. Provides technical assistance and information to its members and promotes transparency and free competition.


Partner Embassies


Embassy of Denmark (in Danish and French)

14 Rue Tidders Angle Rue Roudana
Quartier Hassan
Rabat 10020

Tel: +212 (0) 537 665 020
Fax: +212 (0) 537 665 021
E-mail: LOADEMAIL[rbaamb]DOMAIN[]


Embassy of Norway (in French)

6 Rue Beni Ritoune, Souissi

Tel: +212 (0) 537 664 200
E-mail: emb.rabat(at)


Embassy of Sweden (in Swedish and French)

Ambassade de Suède
P.O. Box 428
Rabat 10001

Tel: +212 (0) 537 633 210
Fax: +212 (0) 537 758 048
E-mail: ambassaden.rabat(at)


British Embassy (in English and French)

28 Avenue S.A.R. Sidi Mohammed
Soussi 10105
P.O. Box 45

Tel: +212 (0) 537 633 333
Fax: +217 (0) 537 758 709
E-mail: Rabat.Consular(at)


Embassy of Austria

2 Zankat Tiddas
P.O. Box 135

Tel: +212 (0) 537 764 003 / 761 698 / 660 654
Fax: +212 (0) 537 765 425
E-mail: rabat-ob(at)


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