The 9th edition of the report of the strategic dashboard of Morocco’s international positioning has just been published by the Royal Institute for Strategic Studies (IRES).
It is a tool allowing to give an overview of the positioning of Morocco on the international level in the political, economic, social, cultural and environmental fields, we read in the introduction of this document of 190 pages published in October. 2021.
This edition differs from previous ones by the integration of new strategic indicators, linked, in particular, to global security, environmental performance, the quality of digital life and the fight against money laundering as well as indicators relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, we add.
The dashboard, which includes more than 200 strategic indicators classified according to the new fields of prospective monitoring of the IRES, is detailed in several sections including “preserving food and energy sovereignty and succeeding in the ecological transition of countries”, “defending the ‘territorial integrity of the country and strengthen its resilience in the face of transnational threats “,” meet the essential needs and aspirations of citizens “,” establish a new redesigned and societal governance and evolve towards a state of “care”, “arm the country against the effects of climate change and natural disasters ”,“ ensure the structural transformation of the Moroccan economy and succeed in the emergence of the country ”,“ strengthen social ties and restore confidence ”and“ progress towards the knowledge society and innovation ”.
The analysis of the results of the ninth edition of the strategic dashboard highlights “the need for Morocco to strengthen its intangible capital to make it a lever for its international positioning”, underlines IRES, adding that the crisis linked to the Covid-19 pandemic recalled the importance of changing the state of mind by placing humans and nature at the center of the issue of development, ensuring the link between the local and global scale and by accelerating the digital transformation of the country.
Information on the various indicators was gathered from various sources, including national organizations such as the High Commission for Planning (HCP), ministerial departments, the Office des Changes, as well as international institutions such as the Bank. World, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Food and Agriculture United Nations (FAO) and the Center for Prospective Studies and International Information (CEPII).
IRES evolved in 2015 towards an advanced strategic and immersive watch, of a systemic and dynamic nature and in 2021 towards a prospective watch, with a new reading grid comprising five axes: putting people back at the center of development, reconsideration of man’s relationship with nature, planetarization (articulation between the local and the global), exponentiality (disruptive technologies) and governance. It has two components: one qualitative and the other quantitative, materialized by the strategic dashboard.