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Morocco, India build social register program to serve the marginalised

India, Morocco, Social Register Program, marginalised communities, Ministry of Interior, Institute of Technology, World Bank
The memorandum is expected to strengthen ties between both countries and serve their respective populations using digital tools

According to the World Bank, Morocco and India launched the India-Morocco Social Register cooperation on August 27.  The project’s main goal is focused on promoting economic growth, improving education standards, providing access to health facilities and implementing social protection programs. The Moroccan Minister of Economy Mohamed Benchaaboun took part in signing of  MoU between between Morocco’s Ministry of Interior and India’s Bangalore-based Institute of Technology, reported Morocco World News.

The government sources from India and Morocco said the project is an initiative backed by World Bank in an effort to establish social equality and boost an all-round growth model in the society. The overall implementation is in the best interest of margainalised communities to improve their living conditions.

“I view the new initiative to set up a ‘consolidated social register’ as a promising start for the gradual improvement of social welfare programs over the short and medium terms.

This is a national registration system to identify families that truly deserve to benefit from social assistance programs,” King Mohammed VI of Morocco said. The King added that the new technology would be implemented to cater to the needs of the underprivileged in the Moroccon society.

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