Presentation on theme: "Monitoring Economic Development in Morocco Mohamed TAAMOUTI International Forum on Monitoring National Development: Issues and Challenges 27-29 September."— Presentation transcript:
Monitoring Economic Development in Morocco Mohamed TAAMOUTI International Forum on Monitoring National Development: Issues and Challenges 27-29 September 2011, Beijing
Moroccan economic structure is changing (4) Hidden impact of the crisis % of temporary jobs in Unemployment rate (%) Total EmploymentNew job creations 20004,1-87,113,4 20014,0-18,912,3 20024,421,611,3 20034,814,011,5 20045,028,210,8 20055,125,011,1 20065,15,29,7 20075,211,49,8 20085,953,59,6 20097,0132,49,1 20107,653,39,1
7 How do we monitor economic changes? A continuously developing and improving national statistical system Statistical law in 1968 A decentralized system A tradition of secured funding of statistical activities Uses International standards (ILO, SCN93, classifications, BoP, financial statistics, etc.) Subscribed to IMF’s SDDS since 2005 Statistical capacity indicators of the WB (2010) : Overall score : 76% (65% for all developing countries) Methodology : 90% (56% for all developing countries)
8 Monitoring Employment A regular national employment survey : covering annually a sample of 1% of Moroccan households ; captures several aspects related to labor force, employment, unemployment, under employment, etc. The survey serves also as a platform for monitoring some basic social indicators (access to drinking water, electricity, etc.) The results are released on a quarterly and yearly basis. Employment is also captured through population censuses and different household surveys.
9 Monitoring economic activity A set of regular business, agriculture, trade, financial, … data collection. Economic census, Agriculture census; Yearly business surveys covering all economic sectors ; Public investment survey every 5 years; The yearly business survey is deepened every 5 years to capture the interrelations between different sectors : “economic structure survey” The results of the “economic structure survey” serve for GDP base year change every 5 years.
10 Monitoring economic activity On the basis of all censuses, surveys and administrative data : National accounts are compiled following SCN93 For some sectors satellite accounts are (or will be) compiled (tourism, agriculture, education, forests). A satellite account for households will be compiled on the basis of a new time use survey For emerging sectors, new surveys are launched to better take them into consideration in national accounts (NGO survey, time use survey).
11 Monitoring economic activity The informal sector For a more comprehensive coverage of economic activity in Morocco, informal sector surveys are carried out every 5 years. The objective : a more precise estimate of the contribution of this sector to employment and GDP.
12 Main Challenges (1) Improve and formalize coordination between different components of the NSS. Promote evidence based decision-making through promoting the use of statistics. Develop data production at sub national levels. Development of administrative data. Development of business registers.
13 Main Challenges (2) Improving business surveys response rate. Developing a quality assurance framework. Developing environmental data collection framework and develop environmental accounting.