This audit assessed the effectiveness of EU budget support to Morocco from 2014 to 2018. It covered budget support in the sectors in the health, social protection, justice and private sector development, looking at management by the Commission and evaluating the achievement of objectives. The Commission considered budget support to be the right choice of aid delivery instrument. However, we concluded that its added value and ability to support reforms was limited due to sub-optimal focus, weak implementation and insufficient monitoring. The main weaknesses related to indicator design and results assessment. We have therefore made recommendations on focusing support in fewer sectors, improving indicator design, enhancing the control procedures for disbursement and strengthening the policy dialogue.
ECA special report pursuant to Article 287(4), second subparagraph, TFEU.