Principle: Alignment and managing for results
In Morocco, efforts have been made since 2002 to integrate gender equality concerns into planning and budgeting instruments and processes as part of the Public Finance Management Systems and Public Administration Reform. Morocco's efforts to institutionalize GRB through a comprehensive capacity development approach spanning the creation of an enabling environment, the strengthening of institutional capabilities and individual skills and competencies for GRB work. The experience of Morocco is a good practice of how country-led capacity development efforts can position gender equality as an integral component of efforts towards achieving equitable development results. These efforts are aligned with the Paris Declaration principles of ownership, alignment and management for development results. For 3 consecutive years since 2007, the budget guidelines issued by the Prime Minister have included recommendations in relation to addressing gender equality concerns through sectoral plans and budgets. A Gender Report is annexed to the annual budget where sector ministries report on their performance with regard to gender-sensitive indicators (5 ministries reporting in 2006 and 21 ministries reporting in 2009). Under the leadership of the Ministry of Finance (Directorate of Budget, Directorate for Studies and Financial Forecast and Directorate of Administrative and General Affairs), a comprehensive capacity development approach has evolved and has contributed to strengthening the capacity of planning and budgeting staff in the Finance Ministry and sectoral ministries. Technical resources were made available such as the Handbook for Integrating gender in Planning and Budgeting as well as a series of training workshops and coaching for planning and budget staff. The ministry of finance in Morocco has actively facilitated south-south learning with a range of countries including Senegal, Ecuador and Haiti.