While there are some policies and measures in place, more concrete steps must be taken to strengthen Morocco’s performance across all indicators and underlying sub-indicators. Particular attention should be given to increasing the robustness of the country’s policy goals and commitments.
Among the three EIRA risk areas, breach of State obligations is lower compared to discrimination between foreign and domestic investors and unpredictable policy and regulatory change.
Morocco has a good performance on two of the EIRA indicators, and a moderate performance on the other indicators. It has received a good score of 65 on rule of law. Regulatory environment and investment conditions is at 61, while management of decision-making processes and foresight of policy and regulatory change are at 59 and 41, respectively.
On a more detailed level, Morocco’s overall sub-indicator performance is moderate. The highest-scoring sub-indicator is management and settlement of investor-State disputes with 80 points, followed by restrictions on FDI at 70. On transparency, it has received a score of 63. The performance on institutional governance (56), communication of vision and policies (52), regulatory effectiveness (52) and respect for property rights (50) is moderate. The lowest-scoring sub-indicator is robustness of policy goals and commitments with 31 points.