The Policy Center for the New South (PCNS) is launching next Monday a new round of high-level conferences on the implementation of the New Development Model (NMD).
This cycle, a kind of “Crossed views on the implementation of the NMD”, will see the participation of members of the Special Commission on the Development Model (CSMD), a researcher from the PCNS and an external expert.
On the program, four major themes spread over four sessions: The governance of reforms (Monday November 15), Macroeconomic management and sector reforms (Thursday December 02), Social Protection (Thursday December 09) and Local public action (in Arabic) (Thursday, December 16).
The first session will be introduced by the president of the CSMD, Chakib Benmoussa, and moderated by Ahmed Reda Chami, member of the CSMD, Larabi Jaïdi, Senior Fellow at the PCNS and Mohamed Benabid, journalist.
The second session will focus on macroeconomic management and sector reforms. In its diagnosis of the macroeconomic conditions for growth, the NMD Report noted that macroeconomic stability over the past decade has not sufficiently boosted development dynamics. This is evidenced by the slow pace of growth and weak job creation. This sluggish dynamic is not unrelated to the very nature of the macroeconomic policies pursued until then.
The NMD project puts forward a series of proposals to influence fiscal and monetary policies and orient exchange rate policy with a view to triggering a virtuous circle of development. These proposals give rise to a debate on the nature of macroeconomic policies likely to broaden the room for maneuver, while guaranteeing the stability of internal and external accounts and consolidating the confidence of economic players. Two major challenges run through the implementation of these proposals.
Regarding the axis, social protection, it is recalled that the national social protection system has today reached a turning point. It is confronted with operational problems which are not the first but turn out to be more profound than the preceding ones. It is, moreover, the object of criticism of an increased virulence by the limits and the present and foreseeable difficulties of some of its components.
The challenge with the NMD is not only to find lasting solutions to the functions of the various components of the system, but also to identify a global vision of the reform of the system, to design its new bases, sufficiently solid to consider new stages. social progress, beyond the simple preservation of achievements.
Fourth and last axis, local public action. In this sense, it is underlined that Morocco has long displayed territorial development objectives through various intervention instruments, whether under the rural development policy, equipment programs and access to services. social, city-wide programs, programs relating to sustainable development, and programs concerning areas with particular challenges (oases, mountains, border regions).
The challenge is therefore to promote a development model based on the territorialization of development strategies and policies at the level of preparation, implementation and evaluation, in line with the principle of subsidiarity and the role of the regions.