External Publications

Oct 04, 2018

Socio-Economic Challenges in Morocco: Migration, Education, and Employment

Perspectives from the Region and Europe

Socio-economic deprivation is posing a vital threat to Morocco’s elusive peace by fueling radicalization and irregular migration. To safeguard the country’s development and stability, comprehensive policies are essential to address challenges in the mutually reinforcing areas of migration, education, and employment. Education level is alarmingly high, and knowledge taught at schools do not match the needs of the labor market. This volume provides recommendations both for the Moroccan government and the EU.



The following working papers were written by participants of the workshop “Promotion of Think Tank Work on Migration and Socio-Economic Challenges in Morocco,” organized by the German Council on Foreign Relations’ Middle East and North Africa Program in the winter of 2017 and the spring of 2018. The workshop is part of the program’s project on the promotion of think tank work in the Middle East and North Africa, which aims to strengthen the scientific and technical capacities of civil society actors in the region and the EU who are engaged in research and policy analysis and advice.

It is realized with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office and the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa e.V.). The content of the working papers does not reflect the opinion of the DGAP. Responsibility for the information and views expressed herein lies entirely with the authors.


Saad Aldouri, Jaouad Benaicha, Rokaya El Boudrari, Francesca Fabbri, Richard Grieco, Khadija Ouadi, Mohammed Ouhemmou, Ilham Siba, Imru Al Qays Talha Jebril, Benedikt van den Woldenberg

Edited by

Dina Fakoussa and Laura Lale Kabis-Kechrid

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