Last updated: 11/11/2019

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area
Population group
Children

Programme Details

Programme objectives

To increase rural primary and secondary school participation and completion rates 

References
Benhassine, N., F. Devoto, E. Duflo, P. Dupas, and V. Pouliquen. 2015. “Turning a shove into a nudge? A ‘labeled cash transfer’ for education.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 7(3): 86–125. Accessed 28 July 2017. <https://web.stanford.edu/~pdupas/Morocco_Tayssir_LCT.pdf>.
Start date
2008
References
Ministère d’Education Nationale et de la Formation Professionnelle. 2014. Evaluation du programme Tayssir: Transferts monétaires conditionnels. Rabat: Ministère d’Education Nationale et de la Formation Professionnelle. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://www.ondh.ma/sites/default/files/1_tayssir_morocco_2014.pdf>.
Conditionalities (if any)
Maximum limit of school absences set at four per month for primary students and six for secondary students
References
Ministère d’Education Nationale et de la Formation Professionnelle. 2014. Evaluation du programme Tayssir: Transferts monétaires conditionnels. Rabat: Ministère d’Education Nationale et de la Formation Professionnelle. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://www.ondh.ma/sites/default/files/1_tayssir_morocco_2014.pdf>.
Coverage
828,000 children in school year 2015-2016 ; 716,350 students in school year 2016-2017; 736,380 students in school year 2017-2018
References
Ministère de l’Economie et des Finances. 2017. Projet de Loi de Finances pour l’année budgétaire 2017. Rapport Economique et Financier. Rabat: Ministère de l’Economie et des Finances. Accessed 29 June 2017. <https://www.finances.gov.ma/ Docs/DB/2017/ref_fr.pdf>. Ministère de l’Economie et des Finances. 2017. Projet de Loi de Finances pour l’année budgétaire 2018. Note de Présentation. Rabat: Ministère de l’Économie et des Finances. Accessed 8 November 2017. <https://www.finances.gov.ma/Docs/DB/2017/np_fr2018.pdf>.
Programme expenditure
MAD713 million in 2013-2014. Source of funding: Government (Ministry of Education)
References
Angel-Urdinola, D., F. El-Kadiri, and M. Pallares-Miralles. 2015. Morocco: Social protection and labour diagnostic (draft). Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 28 July 2017. <https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/23817/ Morocco000Soci0d0labor000diagnostic.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y>. Ministère d’Education Nationale et de la Formation Professionnelle. 2014. Evaluation du programme Tayssir: Transferts monétaires conditionnels. Rabat: Ministère d’Education Nationale et de la Formation Professionnelle. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://www.ondh.ma/sites/default/files/1_tayssir_morocco_2014.pdf>.

Targeting and eligiblity

Targeting methods
Categorical Targeting
Geographical Targeting
References
Ministère d’Education Nationale et de la Formation Professionnelle. 2014. Evaluation du programme Tayssir: Transferts monétaires conditionnels. Rabat: Ministère d’Education Nationale et de la Formation Professionnelle. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://www.ondh.ma/sites/default/files/1_tayssir_morocco_2014.pdf>. Angel-Urdinola, D., F. El-Kadiri, and M. Pallares-Miralles. 2015. Morocco: Social protection and labour diagnostic (draft). Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 28 July 2017. <https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/23817/ Morocco000Soci0d0labor000diagnostic.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y>
Targeted areas
Rural areas with a poverty rate higher than 30 per cent and a primary-school drop-out rate higher than 5 per cent
References
Angel-Urdinola, D., F. El-Kadiri, and M. Pallares-Miralles. 2015. Morocco: Social protection and labour diagnostic (draft). Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 28 July 2017. <https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/23817/ Morocco000Soci0d0labor000diagnostic.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y>.
Target groups
Families with children aged 6–15 enrolled in school
References
Angel-Urdinola, D., F. El-Kadiri, and M. Pallares-Miralles. 2015. Morocco: Social protection and labour diagnostic (draft). Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 28 July 2017. <https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/23817/ Morocco000Soci0d0labor000diagnostic.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y>.
Eligibility criteria
For children: aged 6–15 and enrolled in the targeted schools; the maximum number of beneficiary students per household is three; For families: residence in poor rural areas covered by the programme; parents older than 16 years
References
Mission Permanente du Royaume du Maroc. 2009. Note: A/S des programmes de transferts financiers mis en œuvre au Maroc. Geneva: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Accessed 29 July 2017. <http://www.ohchr.org/ Documents/Issues/EPoverty/casher/Morocco.pdf>. Government of Morocco. 2014. Evaluation du programme Tayssir: Transferts Monétaires Conditionnels. Rabat: Government of Morocco. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.ondh.ma/sites/default/files/1_tayssir_morocco_2014.pdf>.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
All students living in targeted geographical areas remain in the programme as long as they are in school and fulfil the conditionality
References
UNICEF Morocco. 2017. Personal communication

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Cash
References
Angel-Urdinola, D., F. El-Kadiri, and M. Pallares-Miralles. 2015. Morocco: Social protection and labour diagnostic (draft). Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 28 July 2017. <https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/23817/ Morocco000Soci0d0labor000diagnostic.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y>.
Amount of benefits
Monthly benefits paid for 10 months per school year: MAD60 per child in the first and second years of primary school; MAD80 per child in the third and fourth years of primary school; MAD100 for those in the fifth and sixth years; MAD140 per child in secondary school
References
Ministère d’Education Nationale et de la Formation Professionnelle. 2014. Evaluation du programme Tayssir: Transferts monétaires conditionnels. Rabat: Ministère d’Education Nationale et de la Formation Professionnelle. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://www.ondh.ma/sites/default/files/1_tayssir_morocco_2014.pdf>. Government of Morocco. 2014. Evaluation du programme Tayssir: Transferts Monétaires Conditionnels. Rabat: Government of Morocco. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.ondh.ma/sites/default/files/1_tayssir_morocco_2014.pdf>.
Payment/delivery frequency
Bi-monthly
References
Ministère d’Education Nationale et de la Formation Professionnelle. 2014. Evaluation du programme Tayssir: Transferts monétaires conditionnels. Rabat: Ministère d’Education Nationale et de la Formation Professionnelle. Accessed 28 July 2017. <http://www.ondh.ma/sites/default/files/1_tayssir_morocco_2014.pdf>.
Benefit delivery mechanism
Beneficiaries living less than one hour away from the nearest postal agency: in-person collection; Beneficiaries living more than one hour away from the nearest post office: postal agent delivers the benefit to the targeted school
References
Mission Permanente du Royaume du Maroc. 2009. Note: A/S des programmes de transferts financiers mis en œuvre au Maroc. Geneva: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Accessed 29 July 2017. <http://www.ohchr.org/ Documents/Issues/EPoverty/casher/Morocco.pdf>.
Benefit recipients
Father
References
Benhassine, N., F. Devoto, E. Duflo, P. Dupas, and V. Pouliquen. 2015. “Turning a shove into a nudge? A ‘labeled cash transfer’ for education.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 7(3): 86–125. Accessed 28 July 2017. <https://web.stanford.edu/~pdupas/Morocco_Tayssir_LCT.pdf>.
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
Linked to the student’s attendance at primary and secondary school
References
UNICEF Morocco. 2017. Personal communication.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
The programme has been evaluated twice and it is monitored annually by the Social Affairs Directorate of the Ministry of National Education and Professional Training. MIS: An identity register that covers only about 6 per cent of households in Morocco; the government is working on the integration of the Tayssir registry with the main registry of all students (MASSAR)
References
Angel-Urdinola, D., F. El-Kadiri, and M. Pallares-Miralles. 2015. Morocco: Social protection and labour diagnostic (draft). Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 28 July 2017. <https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/23817/ Morocco000Soci0d0labor000diagnostic.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y>. UNICEF Morocco. 2017. Personal communication.