The development objective Casablanca Municipal Support Program-for-Results Project for Morocco is to increase the investment capacity of the Municipality of Casablanca, improve the business environment in the Municipality of Casablanca, and enhance access to basic services in the Program Area.
The Program activities are grouped under three Results Areas (RA):
(i) RA1: Increasing the investment capacity of the Municipality of Casablanca;
(ii) RA2: Improving the urban environment and access to basic services in the Program Area; and
(iii) RA3: Improving the business environment in the Municipality of Casablanca.
This PforR operation will contribute to achieving the objectives of the 2014-2017 World Bank Group's Country Partnership Strategy (CPS). Specifically, the operation will support two of the CPS strategic result areas, namely:
(i) Result Area 1: Promoting Competitive and Inclusive Growth, by improving the business environment in a major metropolitan area constituting the country's main engine of growth; and
(ii) Result Area 3: Strengthening Governance and Institutions for Improved Service Delivery to all Citizens, and specifically Strategic Outcome 3.3: Improve Capacity to Plan, Manage and Assess the Delivery of Key Services, Especially at the Local Level, through the reinforcement of institutional and investment capacities of a key local government.
The operation supports the pillar on renewing the social contract of the World Bank Group (WBG) Strategy for the Middle East and North Africa Region.