World Bank-Morocco Partnership

Morocco has been able to improve access to education, but the quality of education leaves much to be desired. Photo by: Dana Smillie / World Bank / CC BY-NC-ND

Unlike other countries affected by the Arab Spring — the wave of demonstrations and protests across the Middle East and North Africa that started in late 2010 — Morocco experienced relatively peaceful transformation. Its citizens went to the streets and protested against high unemployment, corruption and exclusion. To placate them, King Mohammed VI initiated government reforms, which later led to the adoption of a new constitution in 2011.

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