Corruption in Morocco

The occurrence of petty and grand corruption in public and private sectors in Morocco are one of the socio-political challenges the country is facing. A leaked report by a US diplomat stated that corruption had become much more institutionalized under King Mohammed VI, and that the royal family had been using public institutions to coerce and solicit bribes.[1]

Corruption is also identified by businesses as a large obstacle for investment in Morocco. Public procurement is an area with a high level of corruption, and government contracts are often awarded to well-connected companies. Corruption committed by highly influential persons are rarely prosecuted.[2]

References

  1. ^ "WikiLeaks cables accuse Moroccan royals of corruption". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Morocco Corruption Profile". Business Anti-Corruption Portal. Archived from the original on 14 July 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2015.