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Fostering Higher Growth and Employment in the Kingdom of Morocco

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    This book identifies the binding constraints to growth of Morocco. It applies an innovative procedure known as "growth diagnostic" and has a central finding. The Moroccan economy suffers from a too slow process of structural transformation for achieving higher growth, especially for its exports that face unfavorable external shocks arising from competitor countries in the main markets for Moroccan exports. This process of so-called "productive diversification" requires that Morocco enhance its competitiveness.

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    This book is provided by The World Bank in its series World Bank Publications with number 7114 and published in 2006.

    ISBN: 978-0-8213-6796-4
    Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbpubs:7114

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    Keywords: Poverty Reduction - Achieving Shared Growth International Economics and Trade - Trade and Regional Integration Economic Theory and Research Banks and Banking Reform Macroeconomics and Economic Growth - Economic Growth Finance and Financial Sector Development;

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    1. Driouchi, Ahmed, 2014. "Unemployment Persistence & Risks of Skill Obsolescence in Arab Countries," MPRA Paper 53793, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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