The Microfinance Sector in Morocco: Investment Opportunities after the Crisis

Conducting a SWOT analysis of the Moroccan microfinance sector
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This paper provides an in-depth analysis of the microfinance sector in Morocco with a focus on the political-economic and legal framework in which MFIs operate. It provides special emphasis on the repayment crisis that affected the country, assesses the development of the microfinance sector, and identifies the opportunities, threats, obstacles, and facilities for foreign investors to enter this market. The paper also identifies MFIs that could offer good potential investment opportunities. It covers the following sections in detail:

  • Overview of the microfinance sector in Morocco;
  • Overview of the repayment crisis that started in Morocco in 2007;
  • Reaction of various stakeholders to the crisis with a focus on steps taken by MFIs, the government, and local commercial banks;
  • Strengths weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis of the Moroccan microfinance sector post the repayment crisis.

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