Last updated: 13/3/2024

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area
Institutions and agencies involved
Population group
Children

Programme Details

Programme objectives

To increase rural primary and secondary school participation and completion rates. To provide support for the education of children from disadvantaged households and reduce school dropout rates in rural areas

References
(10) International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. World Bank. 2020. BUILDING HUMAN CAPITAL LESSONS FROM COUNTRY EXPERIENCES Morocco: Achievements and Challenges. Accessed on 23 November 2023. <https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/34208>.
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
2 224 752 students belonging to 1 546 651 families benefited from this program in 2020-2021.
References
Paper issued by Ministry of National Education, Preschool and Sports & Ministry of Economy and Finance. May 2022. EVALUATION DE L'IMPACT SOCIAL (EIS) DU PROGRAMME TAYSSIR. Accessed on 23 November 2023. <https://www.finances.gov.ma/Publication/db/2022/EVALUATION%20DE%20LIMPACT%20SOCIAL%20TAYSSIR%2020-05-2022.pdf>.
Programme expenditure
A total amount of MAD 9.79 billion has been allocated to this program, including more than MAD 8.2 billion for the period 2014-2020, and MAD 1,025,544,831 in 2020-2021
References
Paper issued by Ministry of National Education, Preschool and Sports & Ministry of Economy and Finance. May 2022. EVALUATION DE L'IMPACT SOCIAL (EIS) DU PROGRAMME TAYSSIR. Accessed on 23 November 2023. <https://www.finances.gov.ma/Publication/db/2022/EVALUATION%20DE%20LIMPACT%20SOCIAL%20TAYSSIR%2020-05-2022.pdf>. Hespress FR. Aide directe aux veuves : Un budget de 3,96 MMDH, 126.000 bénéficiaires. October 32, 2022.Accessed on 23 November 2023<https://fr.hespress.com/286956-aide-directe-aux-veuves-un-budget-de-396-mmdh-126-000-beneficiaires.html>

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.