The adoption of the new multi-annual cooperation programme of the Rabat Process at the 6th Ministerial Conference of the Rabat Process is the occasion to review the Dialogue’s achievements under the previous framework, the Marrakesh Declaration and Action Plan. A new stocktaking report by the Rabat Process Secretariat provides an overview of the activities addressing the Marrakesh Programme and an analysis of the main innovations and achievements in this context.

From 2018 to 2022, the Rabat Process was based on the Marrakesh Programme adopted at the fifth Ministerial Conference of the Rabat Process held in Marrakesh on 2 May 2018. The objective of operationalising the Dialogue has remained a constant priority throughout the implementation of the Marrakesh Programme, through activities of an operational nature, both in terms of the target audience (practitioners, experts) and the objective pursued (development of good practice guides and concrete recommendations). In terms of communication strategy, the Secretariat has intensified audio-visual productions and has increasingly communicated via its website and social networks (Twitter, LinkedIn).

As of March 2020, the activities of the Rabat Process were impacted by the global health crisis related to the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to the postponement of several activities. However, it should be noted that the Rabat Process Secretariat has shown adaptability and flexibility by organising several events in virtual or hybrid formats to keep the dialogue between partner countries going.

The present stocktaking report reviews the implementation of the Marrakesh Programme from May 2018 to December 2022, including all the activities organised and documents produced in the framework of the Dialogue during this period.


“Taking stock of the implementation of the Marrakesh Programme 2018-2022”