AWRAD Conducts Participatory Research on Decentralization and Elections in Morocco

In coordination with a large number of national and regional organizations, AWRAD is carrying out in-depth research on the issues of expanded decentralization, regional development and elections. The research team is conducting research across the urban and rural scenes in three main regions: Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz; Souss-Massa-Draa; and the region surrounding Guelmim. To collect and analyze the data, AWRAD is organizing 54 focus groups and interviewing 1,200 Moroccans. The research targets all groups of society including civil society activists, political parties, youth groups, women groups, farmers, laborers, professionals and persons with disability. The research project covers a period of eight months (November 2014 – June 2015). Following the fieldwork, the results and recommendations will be presented in national and regional workshops with the participation of decision makers at all levels, including high-ranking politicians, leaders of political parties, parliamentarians, civil society leaders, journalists and regional leaders. The research is funded by the International Republican Institute (IRI) – Morocco


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