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Citizens Participation (MO0016)



Action Plan: Morocco Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active


Lead Institution: Delegated Ministry to the Head of Government, Responsible for Relations with Parliament and Civil Society. Government Spokesperson

Support Institution(s): NA

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, Sustainable Development Goals

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Pending IRM Review

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


Strengthening citizen participation through the civil society’s appropriation of the mechanisms of participatory democracy
30 July 2018 – 30 June 2020
Lead implementing agency/actor
Delegated Ministry to the Head of Government, Responsible for Relations with Parliament and Civil Society. Government Spokesperson
Commitment description
What is the public problem in response to which the commitment has been made?
The constitution’s adoption in 2011 through a national referendum granted citizens and civil society new roles in terms of their participation in the crafting, implementing, oversight, and assessment of public policies. The government adopted new organic laws on participatory democracy that define the mechanisms through which citizens and associations exercise their right to file petitions and legislative motions. These legislative provisions alone are not sufficient to achieve a level of effective citizen participation that meets the goals set by Moroccan lawmakers. Awareness raising and capacity building of civil actors (citizens and associations) are also required in order to strengthen in practice these participatory mechanisms.
What is the commitment?
This commitment consists of facilitating the appropriation of citizen participation mechanisms by civil actors (citizens and associations) to reach a real, effective, and widespread exercise both at the national and local levels. This will occur through: ▪ carrying out of an awareness-raising and concertation campaign in all twelve regions, conducted through open meetings (10 meetings) with civil actors, and by distributing publications, brochures, and guides on the subject of participatory democracy (petitions and legislative motions); ▪ Planning a detailed training program (both theoretical and practical) on participatory democracy across a two-years period (2018-2020) with a special focus on the exercise of the rights of petitions and legislative motions. ▪ organising training seminars on participatory democracy (petitions and legislative motions) in all twelve regions. The goal is to train: ➢ 1,200 managers of associations each year on the process of filing petitions and legislative motions, selected from all 12 of the Kingdom’s regions in several phases: ▪ Phase One: 360 actors from associations; ▪ Phase Two: 560 actors from associations; ▪ Phase Three: 280 actors from associations. ➢ Organizing a yearly program of training for trainers targeting 100 association trainers covering the following subjects:
participatory democracy (petitions and legislative motions); ▪ the crafting, implementation, oversight, and assessment of public policies; ▪ Advocacy techniques to file complaints, projects, and lawsuits to national and local public authorities; ▪ Techniques of animation, communication and trainings
How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem?
A theoretical and practical training in participatory democracy will lead to the appropriation of all participatory mechanisms by civil actors and to their effective participation in the decision-making process related to public policies and projects
Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?
This commitment is an effective measure that will facilitate and encourage citizen participation through the mastery of the legal framework, process and techniques of proper exercise of participatory democracy mechanisms.
Additional information
The budget is covered by the Ministry Responsible for Relations with the Parliament and Civil Society; ● A close link to the 1st axis of the government programme to promote citizen participation; ● Link with the Country-OECD programme; ● Link with SDG goals 16 and 17; ● Programme to support civil society financed by the European Union; ● UNDAF Programme on citizen participation and advanced regionalisation, in conjunction with the Ministry of the Interior and UNIFEM. ● Related commitment: Commitment 14
Milestone Activity with a verifiable deliverable
Trainer of trainings
Trainings on Participatory democracy
July 2018 July 2020
October 2018 June 2020
Contact information for the focal point
Name of focal point (Project manager)
Mr Noureddine Zaalami
Title and department
Delegated Ministry to the Head of Government, Responsible for Relations with Parliament and Civil Society, Government Spokesperson.
Email and telephone, /+212661796552
Other actors


  1. Legislative Petition System

    MO0019, 2018, E-Government

  2. ATI Awareness Raising

    MO0001, 2018, Access to Information

  3. Allow Citizens to Comment on Draft Legislation

    MO0020, 2018, E-Government

  4. Training Information Officers

    MO0002, 2018, Access to Information

  5. Proactively Publication of Legislative Data and Documents

    MO0021, 2018, Access to Information

  6. Administrative Training and Organization

    MO0003, 2018, Capacity Building

  7. Increase Opportunities for Citizens to Visit the Legislature

    MO0022, 2018, Legislative

  8. Open Data

    MO0004, 2018, Access to Information

  9. Citizen Consultation on Public Policies

    MO0023, 2018, E-Government

  10. Evironmental Data Sharing

    MO0005, 2018, Access to Information

  11. Establishment of a Partnership with Civil Society and Academia

    MO0024, 2018, Legislative

  12. Transparency Portal

    MO0006, 2018, Access to Information

  13. Integrity Portal

    MO0007, 2018, Capacity Building

  14. Public Service Framework

    MO0008, 2018, E-Government

  15. IDARATI Scheme

    MO0009, 2018, E-Government

  16. Public Service User Complaint

    MO0010, 2018, Capacity Building

  17. Budget Transparency

    MO0011, 2018, Fiscal Openness

  18. Budget Transparency Law

    MO0012, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  19. Charaka Portal

    MO0013, 2018, E-Government

  20. Consultative Process

    MO0014, 2018, Capacity Building

  21. Setting up an Electronic Platform for “Citizen Participation”

    MO0015, 2018, Capacity Building

  22. Citizens Participation

    MO0016, 2018, Capacity Building

  23. Strengthening Access of Civil Society to Audio-Visual Media

    MO0017, 2018, Capacity Building

  24. Communicating at a Large Scale About Morocco’S Joining the OGP and its Progress in Terms of Open Government

    MO0018, 2018,

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