Promotion of local economic development (PEDEL) : Mission de conseil et mise en œuvre d’approches de promotion de chaînes de valeur et de services de conseil au TPME

So far, Morocco's rural provinces have contributed little to the country's economic growth. Between 10 and 15% of the population lives in poverty. Youth unemployment is 23%, rural youth are disproportionately affected by unemployment and underemployment. The incomes of those working in rural provinces of whom more than 40% are active in agriculture, rarely exceed the level of subsistence. Local processing and value-adding of agricultural products is low. A large proportion of SME in rural provinces has low profitability and low competitiveness. More than 90% of SME produce mainly for the local market, new sales markets for agricultural products are barely developed. The economic performance of SME in some provinces is insufficient.
The project « Promotion of local economic development in remote areas » (PEDEL) is part of the special initiative "Stabilisation and Development in North Africa and the Middle East" (SI-MENA) of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Objective of the project is to improve the economic performance of very small, small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in selected provinces.

Services provides

  1. Support for the implementation of action plans for the development of Value Chains
  2. Development and promotion of advisory services for SME
  3. Support for the development and implementation of business plans
  4. Support in the establishment of trade agreements
  5. Provision of practical information for entrepreneurial development
  6. Preparation and provision of a toolkit for local economic development
  7. Contract management
  8. Results-based monitoring
  9. Knowledge and information management


Project number: 
GOPA, CEFE International
2019-04-01 to 2021-03-31