Increase Youth Employment in Morocco

Nation-wide program will link 15,500 unemployed, disadvantaged young people to education, employment and civic engagement opportunities.

Increase Youth Employment in Morocco

In Morocco, more than 40 percent of people between 15 and 34 years of age are unemployed. This rate is disproportionally higher for young women. Seventy-five percent of university-educated youth living in urban areas have been unable to secure a job, despite the shortage of qualified workers. EFE’s Moroccan affiliate, EFE-Maroc, was established in 2007 and has placed 83 percent of its graduates in jobs or internships within three months of training completion. Integral to EFE’s success in Morocco has been its ability to colloabrate with international organizations and government agencies that are working to promote youth employment.

The MasterCard Foundation’s partnership with EFE complements the Moroccan government’s strategy to address youth unemployment. The partnership aims to scale up the EFE model for youth employment and help the country’s youth unemployment crisis. Through this partnership, EFE-Maroc provides employment training to 3,000 unemployed university graduates, 80 percent of whom will be placed in career-building jobs. Training curricula is based on market demand. To extend its reach, EFE is also delivering an abridged version of its employability curriculum that will serve a larger and more diverse segment of 12,500 youth within youth centres and universities. Using web portals and social media tools, EFE-Maroc will build a more robust alumni network that further promotes mentorship and civic engagement.

EFE will collaborate with ManpowerGroup and Microsoft on several activities for the youth. ManpowerGroup will provide work-readiness curriculum, train-the-trainer program, on-line courses, talent management system, capacity building and leadership to EFE Maroc and its beneficiaries. Moreover, young people will also benefit from the collaboration between EFE and Microsoft, which will provide software and IT curricula essential for succeeding in today’s job market,


  • MasterCard Foundation

    United States | Staff size: 51-100

    The MasterCard Foundation is an independent foundation based in Toronto, Canada with $10 billion in assets. Their vision is to create the opportunity for all to learn and prosper. They promote...

  • Education For Employment (EFE) Global

    Implementing NGO, Association, Service Providers
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    Education For Employment’s (EFE) mission is to create economic opportunity for unemployed youth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) by providing world-class professional and...

  • Microsoft Corporation

    Service Providers, Development Consulting
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    Microsoft provides support to communities in three ways: technology skills training, strengthening nongovernmental organizations through technology, and engaging our employees in their...

  • ManpowerGroup

    Development Consulting
    Staff size: Unknown

    ManpowerGroup is the world leader in innovative workforce solutions, connecting human potential to the power of business. ManpowerGroup serves both large and small organizations across all...

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Key Information

LocationMorocco, North Africa and Middle East
  • Start Date 2011
  • End Date 2016
  • ValueUSD 3.2 Million