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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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The reform of social protection in Morocco following the coronavirus pandemic


Volume 39, Issue 1, March 2023, Pages 43–48

 The reform of social protection in Morocco following the coronavirus pandemic

El Mehdi Ajjig1 and Kaoutar El Menzhi2

1 Département des sciences économiques et de gestion, Faculté des Sciences Juridiques, Economiques et Sociales-Souissi, Université Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco
2 Département des sciences économiques et de gestion, Faculté des Sciences Juridiques, Economiques et Sociales-Souissi, Université Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco

Original language: English

Copyright © 2023 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


The COVID-19 pandemic has affirmed the importance of social protection. To combat the effects of the pandemic, countries have taken exceptional measures to preserve health and have introduced or adapted measures to provide income support to people who have lost their sources of income. The pandemic has also highlighted the weaknesses of the social protection system in Morocco, introduced in 1940, which is composed of a contributory system whose financing depends on social security contributions and regulations, and a subsidiary system which takes into covers people who do not have access to contributory basic social insurance. The kick-off for the implementation of the social protection reform in Morocco was given in April 2021 and should be spread over five years. The objective of this reform is to reorganize and improve the operation of the various social protection instruments with a view to greater effectiveness and increased efficiency and also to create new components likely to extend coverage. This large-scale reform initiated by Morocco requires an annual envelope estimated at 51 billion dirhams, which constitutes a major challenge for the country’s public finances, which have been hit by the COVID-19 crisis.

Author Keywords: Coronavirus pandemic, Reform of the social protection system, Compulsory health insurance, Single social register, National health system.


How to Cite this Article


El Mehdi Ajjig and Kaoutar El Menzhi, “The reform of social protection in Morocco following the coronavirus pandemic,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 43–48, March 2023.