MOROCCO

Accountability Lab has a partnership agreement to run Integrity Icon Morocco with SimSim-Participation Citoyenne, a Moroccan non-profit association based in Rabat. The initiative aims to promote the values of integrity and transparency by highlighting positive examples of Moroccan public administration employees.

In Morocco, the initiative takes the form of an eight-month campaign to find Morocco’s top civil servants who respect the principles, values and philosophy of the initiative. These include integrity, accountability and responsibility. Moroccan citizens are invited to nominate public servants in the fields of health, education, safety and security and administration. Political appointees are not eligible for nomination. The nomination phase is followed by a filming project where short documentaries are produced about the top 5 finalists. These films are distributed widely ahead of a public voting phase. A People’s Choice winner is chosen and an awards ceremony is held to name and fame the top five.

Through this initiative, SimSim-Participation Citoyenne, in partnership with Accountability Lab and Innovation for Change, will work closely with the five finalists to expand their integrity networks by proposing independent initiatives concerned with the development of national policies and reforms of public service programs.