Moroccan Evaluation Association


The Moroccan Evaluation Association, called l’Association Marocaine de l’Evaluation (AME), was founded on 19 December 2008. It aims to promote and improve understanding and utilization of evaluation and its contribution to public knowledge. It also aims to animate debate on public decisions through the promotion of evaluation culture and its institutionalization in Morocco.

Therefore, the Association is engaged to:

  • Promote awareness of the determinant character of monitoring and evaluation in the strategies and public development policies
  • Develop public debate on evaluation practice and its impact on the country’s development;
  • Reinforce the Moroccan evaluation community through specific competencies in monitoring and evaluation by means of training, exchange of national and international experiences, and capacity building;
  • Plead for the institutionalisation of evaluation of public policies in Morocco.

The Association fields of work are the following:

  • Organization and institutional development of evaluation in Morocco ;
  • Advocacy for the institutionalisation of evaluation of developing public policies in Morocco ;
  • Evaluation, action research and professional development ;
  • Communication, documentation, and publications.

Geographic Area Covered: All Moroccan territory

Address of the Association: 4, impasse super marché Souissi, 1000, Rabat, Maroc

The Moroccan Evaluation is managed by a Council consisting of 7 members:

  • Ahmed Bencheikh, President ;
  • Aziz Iraki, Vice-President ;
  • Mohammed Hanafi, Secretary-General ;
  • Mustapha Boujrad, Deputy Secretary-General ;
  • Youssef Lâaraj Treasurer;
  • Mustapha Bouhaddou, Deputy Treasurer;
  • Ali Bouabid et Najia Zirari, Counselors

Finance sources:

Member fees, training activities, UNICEF assistance for meetings and seminars organized by the Association, and other possible sources to be found through conventions with new donors.

The AME’s partners are:

  1. House of Councilors of Morocco. (Upper house of parliament)
  2. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
  3. Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), Spain.
  4. Catalan Agency for Development Cooperation (ACCD), Spain.
  5. International Development Research Center (IDRC), Canada.
  6. Delegation of the European Union to Morocco.
  7. National Observatory of Human Development (ONDH).
  8. National Institute of Urban Planning (INAU).
  9. Tissaghnasse Association for Culture and Development (ASTICUDE).
  10. Tensift Regional Development Center (CDRT).
  11. Associative Network for Development and Democracy of Zagora (RAZDED).
  12. Colombe Blanche Association for the Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (ACB).
  13. School of Governance and Economy (EGE).