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Fifty Years of Human Development in Morocco: The Necessity of Equity Analysis

Pp. 74-77 (4)

Abdesslam Boutayeb

Abstract

Like many other developing countries, Morocco is struggling to achieve the main targets fixed by the Millennium Development Declaration for 2015. The report published in 2006 on “Fifty years of human development in Morocco and perspectives 2025” was a bold and praiseworthy initiative but it failed to carry out an equity analysis that indicates how to tackle the causes of the causes of persistent inequalities and disparities engendering underdevelopment. In this commentary, we give few examples illustrating the need to go beyond goals fixed in terms of average numbers, by tackling also the crucial problem of unfair and avoidable inequalities.

Keywords:

Human development, equity, education, health, indicators, inequalities, disparities.

Affiliation:

Department of Mathematics Faculty of Sciences, Boulevard Mohamed VI, BP: 717 Oujda, Morocco.