Morocco’s Social Policy Response to Covid-19: A Special Fund and a Structural Reform Proposal

This report outlines Morocco’s social policy response to the Covid-19 pandemic in two main parts. First, it de-scribes the Special Fund dedicated to the management of Covid-19, created in the wake of the health emergency and the subsequent general lockdown from March to June 2020. Second, it highlights the main components of the structural reform of all social protection policy announced for the next five years. The discussion is contextualized within the broader context of the political economy and demographic transition as well as the academic and policy literature about social policy and social protection in Morocco. The conclusion summarises the main findings and the general outlook for social protection reform between 2021 and 2025.