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Training "Evaluation of public policies: Data collection between myth and reality”

Training "Evaluation of public policies", Morocco

In the framework of the project “Support to the development of the role of the Parliament in consolidating democracy in Morocco" funded by the EU and implemented by the Council of Europe, the Parliament of the Kingdom of Morocco and the PACE organised a training session on "Evaluation of public policies: Data collection between myth and reality” in Rabat on 27 and 28 October.

The training was attended by members of the Parliament, officials from both Chambers of Parliament, Moroccan academics and experts from European countries. It focused on quantitative and qualitative research methodologies as well as the use of databases as an essential tool in the evaluation process.

This training allowed officials of the Moroccan Parliament to exchange views with national and international experts on concrete cases of evaluations conducted in several European countries and in the European Parliament.

It should be recalled that the Moroccan Constitution of 2011, in its Article 70, has strengthened and expanded the prerogatives of the Moroccan Parliament. In addition to its initial missions, the evaluation of public policies is attributed to the legislative power.

The project " Support to the development of the role of the Parliament in consolidating democracy in Morocco " is structured around three main axes: to support the effort of the Moroccan Parliament to effectively conduct the monitoring and evaluation of public policies, to accompany the opening of the Parliament to citizens, civil society and other partners in order to effectively promote and support participatory democracy in Morocco, as well as to strengthen the inter-parliamentary dialogue between the Moroccan Parliament and its counterparts in neighbouring countries and Member States of the Council of Europe.