54 percent of associations in Morocco were established between 2011 and 2019, according to the Planning Commission – Today 24

The High Commission for Planning announced that the total number of active non-profit institutions in 2019 amounted to approximately 187,834 units, compared to 44,771 units in 2007, i.e. an annual growth rate equal to 12.7 percent.

The delegation explained, in a memorandum related to the results of the national research on non-profit institutions for the year 2019, which was conducted in the years 2021/2022 and targeted a sample of 14,500 units representing the various components of this sector and distributed throughout the entire national territory, that the rate of activity of non-profit institutions recorded a record. During the year 2019, 89 percent of the 210,000 units that make up the sector.

The memorandum stated that by linking the number of active non-profit institutions to the size of Morocco’s population for the same year, we obtain a rate of 528 units per 100,000 people, compared to 145 units per 100,000 people in 2007, that is, an annual growth rate of 11.4 percent.

On the other hand, it is noted that the collective textile sector consists of relatively newly established units. More than half of these institutions (54 percent) were established during the period from 2011 to 2019, and nearly 8 units out of 10 were established since the launch of the National Initiative for Human Development in 2005.

In general, the memorandum indicated that the average age of non-profit institutions at the national level reached 10 years in 2019 compared to 7 years in 2007, and the average age of these institutions is estimated at 8 years in 2019 compared to 4 years in 2007.

She highlighted that the non-profit sector, generally known as civil society, has witnessed significant development in recent years, as it has become an essential component of the country’s economic and social life through its approach to the policy of proximity to the population, and its interest in the needs and interests of citizens in various fields.

This sector includes a group of institutions that seek to achieve social, cultural, educational, charitable and community goals instead of seeking financial benefits.

We relied on the register of non-profit institutions for the year 2019 available at the Ministry of Interior in order to form the sampling base required by this research, and this register contains 210 thousand units.

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