The health crisis, an accelerator of social reforms (Pdt du PCNS)

The health crisis, an accelerator of social reforms (Pdt du PCNS)

Casablanca – The health crisis linked to the pandemic of the new coronavirus (Covid-19), which revealed the vulnerabilities of several social layers, served as an accelerator of reforms on the social level, underlined, Thursday, Karim El Aynaoui, president of the Policy Center for the New South (PCNS).

“It is important to have the capacity to manage interventions on the social level at the smallest scales of society”, he explained during a virtual panel on the impact of Covid-19 in the Middle region -Orient and North Africa (MENA), initiated by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The crisis led to a debate on the importance of ensuring social coverage for the benefit of a greater number of people, noted Mr. El Aynaoui, highlighting the project of generalization of social coverage announced by HM on King Mohammed VI.

And to maintain that one of the projects accelerated by the crisis is the unified social register (RSU) which would make it possible to channel public aid in an efficient and equitable manner.

In addition, Mr. El Aynaoui highlighted the momentum of solidarity shown by Moroccans during this period of crisis, recalling the establishment of a special fund supplied by donations and which made it possible to support individuals and businesses harmed by the repercussions of covid-19.

For his part, Jihad Azour, director of the Middle East and Central Asia department of the IMF, indicated that the current crisis has hit the real economy hard, directly impacting the daily lives of individuals around the world.

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However, “we must seize the opportunity to address the pre-existing challenges and those that emerged during this crisis,” he insisted.

And conclude that in these times, collective leadership is a key factor in the success of any action in the face of the repercussions of the crisis.

Last modification: November 20, 2020

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