Morocco: Reducing Gender Inequality Can Boost Growth

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A new IMF report “quantifies the effect of gender inequality in Morocco on growth, compared to groups of faster growing countries. It also estimates income losses due to low female labor force participation. The results highlight that closing overall gender gaps would help Morocco close its GDP per capita gap with benchmark countries in other regions by up to 1 percentage point. Simulations also show that gradually closing gender gaps in the labor force participation rate could lead to significant income gains over the long term. Policy recommendations to promote gender equality include investing in secondary education for women and in infrastructure, and reforming gender-discriminatory tax policies and laws.”

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