Morocco fact of the day

Economists have also estimated that Morocco’s occupation of Western Sahara, unrecognised by the UN, has cost the country up to 10 per cent of GDP annually. Rabat subsidies the impoverished territory’s economy and the occupation also contributes to its outsized defence budget of 5.1 per cent of GDP.

There is more here, on how the Moroccan economy nonetheless may be poised for sustained growth.


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