Guidelines for preparation of costs and benefits assessments of investment projects in Morocco

ECOPA carried out a review of the investment climate with a focus on business registration and investment incentives.

This included the preparation of a manual for costs and benefits assessments of investment projects submitted to the National Investment Commission. Activities included:

  • A cost/benefit analysis of the portfolio of approved investment projects, where costs were the value of tax and financial incentives granted; and benefits were the impact of the project in effective ex-post job creation and investment;
  • Based on this analysis, criteria were developed for project screening and assessment;

Recommendations on the simplification of the application and registration process were produced.

For the World Bank (2014).