Presentation of the OECD report on digital administration in Morocco

The Minister of Industry, Investment, Trade and the Digital Economy, Mr Moulay Hafid Elalamy and the Deputy Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Ms Mari Kiviniemi, co-chaired on 11 July 2018 in Rabat the meeting to present the OECD report produced following a review of Digital Administration in Morocco..

The project "OECD Review of Digital Administration in Morocco" is part of the Morocco-OECD country programme signed in June 2015, which aims to promote the efficient use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for public sector reform, territorial development and social cohesion programmes and policies.

Speaking on this occasion, Mr Elalamy highlighted the action taken by the Kingdom to accelerate its digital transformation and strengthen its position as a regional digital hub. "The action of the Digital Development Agency is decisive in achieving this goal. It represents an effective governance tool for the management and implementation of the Maroc Digital strategy, especially e-government projects.” said Mr Moulay Hafid Elalamy.

"It is an agency at the service of public and private organizations; its mission is to support them in carrying out large-scale projects in the field of the digital economy." added the Minister.

In this regard, Ms Kiviniemi emphasized that the creation of this agency is in line with the recommendations of the OECD which advocates a single structure for the management and execution of e-government projects.

The OECD report also highlights the progress made in digitizing the public sector, progressively integrating the use of digital technologies into its internal processes to become more agile and functional, thus improving the delivery of public services.

The report also stresses the importance of integrating digital technologies in a more coherent and sustainable manner to meet the demands of citizens and businesses in terms of simplicity, efficiency and openness in the interaction with the public sector.