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Inequality in Morocco: An International Perspective

Uri Dadush , Hamza Saoudi | October 09, 2019

Income inequality is high in Morocco. In 2013, the share of national income1 of the richest 10% in Morocco stood at nearly 32%, 12 times higher than the share of national income of the poorest 10% of the population. High inequality can adversely affect long-term growth as it tends to be associated with underutilization of human potential. This paper argues that, drawing on international experience, there is much more that Morocco’s government can do to reduce inequality while at the same time enhancing growth and – possibly – doing so in a manner that is budget-neutral or even budget-positive.