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Project « Tanwir »

The project Tanwir seeks to raise public awareness of political issues in Morocco, and to build a network of researchers who work on issues as democracy and political reform. This initiative aims to train young activists and create a website that provides analyses on democracy in Morocco.

The project encouraged publishing material on MIPA’s platform, and the production of analytical materials (articles, analyses, studies…). Moreover, Tanwir has organized workshops to train 40 young researchers and activists from various Moroccan universities, providing them with the skills necessary to conduct deep and effective analyses on policy issues.

This training consists of two stages, the first is theoretical, where participants are introduced to the basics of writing papers and articles on public policies, as well as the writing style etc…The second stage brings together the same participants to work on developing their drafts. In addition, the project organized the annual seminar “Rabat Policy Forum” that includes senior researchers from inside and outside Morocco, in order to discuss a range of issues related to democracy in Morocco.


Trust Index

The Trust in Institutions Index is an annual report that seeks to measure and analyze Moroccans’ trust in various political and economic institutions through field studies. This report aims to provide a platform for public debate on the issue of trust in institutions in Morocco and to make recommendations and proposals to decision makers in order to strengthen institutional trust. The report mainly targets policy makers, civil society organizations, academics, journalists and researchers. MIPA conducted the first edition of the “Trust in Institutions Index 2020: Parliament and Beyond” in November 2020, which discussed the issue of trust from a social and political perspective, explained its sources, and tackled the most important reasons for the low or lack of citizens’ trust in institutions. The report took as a case study the parliament, its components, its performance and communication as an institution, as well as its members as actors in this institution.


Maghreb Integration Report

Maghreb Integration is an annual report that was issued for the first time in March 2020. Unlike the available studies on this subject, which focus on the bureaucratic, political and economic aspects of the integration, it seeks to observe,measure and analyze the opinions and perceptions of citizens, researchers, stakeholders and civil society on the issue of integration in the Maghreb. “The Maghreb Integration Report 2020: Economic Partnerrships as Alternative for Political Stalemate”  aims to provide a platform for general discussion on the topic of Maghreb integration, provide recommendations to decision makers in order to support integration among the Maghreb countries, and to create non-conventional solutions to the stumbling of Maghreb integration issue.


Covid-19 : 2020-2021

The Covid-19 project was conducted after the Moroccan government declared a state of emergency and began calling on citizens to adapt their professional and social lives in response to the spread of the pandemic. On this basis, the project aimed to keep pace with the views of Moroccans and measure their support for the procedures and policies adopted by the government to confront the pandemic. It also meant to provide statistical data about citizens representations towards the pandemic through papers, articles, and surveys, that would help decision-makers develop policies to limit its spread in the short term, and also help restore trust in government institutions in the medium and long term.


Open University for Citizenship 2021-2023

OUC Project aims to empower the political participation of marginalized citizens, especially youth, women and people with disabilities. It also seeks to engage and support them in playing an active and effective role in society, and raise their awareness and participation in issues of public concern, thus improve participatory democracy in Morocco. This project is based on developping concrete measures that would directly affect the primary beneficiaries and indirectly support any Moroccan citizen who seeks to make a difference in society. The project provides citizens and civil society organizations (the aforementioned categories in particular) with the necessary tools to understand and analyze public policies. Moreover, it provides knowledge and training on political participation and active citizenship, as well as guidance and support to launch effective campaigns for awareness and advocacy.


Rabat Policy Forum

Rabat Policy Forum is an annual research forum for political debates. It brings together senior researchers, specialists and experts from various Moroccan and international institutions and universities in order to discuss issues related to the analysis and evaluation of public policies.

The Forum addresses public policy issues in Morocco and abroad, in order to provide an in-depth scientific and academic critical debate among specialists of public policy analysis and decision-making. It also seeks to accurately diagnose and criticize public policies, present alternatives and think about available options. On the basis of this activity, research papers are issued in both Arabic and English, and disseminated to decision-makers, experts and researchers inside and outside Morocco. MIPA organized the first edition on January 18, 2019 on citizens’ trust in political and economic institutions in Morocco.


Moroccan Policy Dialogues 2021-2022

The Moroccan Policy Dialogue 2021/2022 is a formal forum organized by the Moroccan Institute for Policy Analysis(MIPA) on a monthly basis. It gathers participants from the government, development partners, international institutions,researchers, experts and civil society to discuss emerging public policy issues and their constraints of implementation inthe context of Morocco.

The purpose of this activity is to deepen awareness and introduce a profound critical policy dialogue between the specialists in the domain of public policy analysis and decision-makers to achieve a thorough diagnosis of policies, multi-sectoral and local-based strategies while constructively criticizing them, and proposing policy alternatives. These dialogues also provide an opportunity to inform the debate and build consensus. Therefore, every participant plays an important role as both a knowledge holder and recipient and actively engages in a thought-provoking, frank and constructive discussion. A few weeks after each policy dialogue, a policy brief is produced and disseminated, summarizing the main points discussed and proposing recommendations on their basis. The brief is written in both Arabic and English.  


Cafépolitico 2019-2022

Cafépolitico is a series of public discussion panels organized in partnership between MIPA and SimSim – Participation Citoyenne, as well as the Swiss Agency for International Cooperation. It addresses various public policy issues in Morocco, which may help create an open and accountable administration. Episodes are broadcasted live on social networks. Up to November 2022, 24 episodes have been filmed.