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Wati9ati: A Digital Solution to Simplify Administration in Morocco

May 2, 2017

The 10th annual GPPN Conference, hosted by the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs, featured students' solution oriented ideas and prototypes to address public policy challenges identified by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To participate, each GPPN member school carefully selected up to five student teams to present their projects and compete for the GPPN prize. The result: 32 teams from around the world met in Paris to showcase their ideas on how to solve some of the most pressing global challenges of today. 

 

In line with the main targets of the Sustainable Goal “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions”, we decided to focus on the provision of basic administrative documents in Morocco. Our proposal consists of designing a web platform through which Moroccan citizens can request two basic documents frequently required for key administrative matters. The platform combines the processes of different administrative services, and is therefore both a digitalization and a simplification of the structure of the Moroccan administration. We believe this project can clear the traffic within administrative offices, and reduce the corruption practices found in low levels of administration. The increase in efficiency caused by the reduction of corruption can lead to economic gains, and is an important justification for this project. For a purpose of simplicity, we intend to evaluate the potential benefits of this project at the level of an area with an important young and connected middle-class. The region of Rabat represents a good fit for this requirement.

 

Meet the team

 

Yassine Taleb, 21 years old, born and raised in Morocco and moved to France at the age of 18 to start a Bachelor degree at Sciences Po Paris on the MENA campus. I am currently enrolled in the Economics and Public Policy Master’s degree at Sciences Po Paris and I was previously at the London School of Economics and Political Science as a General Course student. I am also a big fan of football, a sport that I started practicing in the Moroccan streets at the age of 7.

 

Yassine Kabbadj is a Moroccan student enrolled in the master of economics and public policy within Sciences Po. He is currently in the first year of his degree following one year abroad at Warwick University to complete his bachelor. He gives the following answer to explain why he presents Morocco as a case study to the GPPN conference: “Living in France and the UK made me realize how crucial is the role played by public institutions in guaranteeing sound economic development. In order for Morocco to thrive, there is a pressing need for bold public policy that builds on solid institutions”.

 

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