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The Facility Investing for Employment
has launched a Call for Proposals in Morocco

This call is closed

Questions and answers

IFE’s responses to your questions during the webinars can be found in the Q&A-documents in the Download-Center.

Investing for Employment provides co-financing grants for investment projects with a high job creation impact. The Facility aims for an optimal allocation of available funding to projects with the highest plausibility of success and expected return in terms of the number and quality of new jobs created. The selection of projects is based on a competitive application process and gives priority to high-quality proposals that are mature and ready for execution. The Facility will only co-finance those projects that are rated best in terms of operational viability, financial sustainability, and job creation.

This Call for Proposals was launched on 1 June 2023. It is open to all sectors of the economy.

What does the Facility Investing for Employment fund?

The Call for Proposals is seeking applications for four types of investment projects:

four types of investment projects

IFE grants range from 1 million to 10 million euros per project. An applicant (individual entity or consortium) must provide own financial contributions towards the overall project expenditure in the required proportion. The percentage of own contribution required is defined based on the project category. All jobs created as part of the projects must be in the private sector in Morocco.

The grants are disbursed during the investment phase of the project and in accordance with achieved milestones.

Who is eligible?

  • Individual applicants (legal entities registered in Morocco that have been in operation for at least three years)
  • Consortia (two or more legal entities, with at least one entity registered in Morocco and in operation for at least three years)

More information can be found in our Download Center.

How does the application process work?

Submit a concept note online in SmartME (link to system below) by 7 July 2023 at 17:00 CEST at the latest.

The Facility IFE selects projects through a competitive, objective, and transparent two-stage application process.

Stage one: The Call for Proposal invites applicants to submit Concept Notes. After an eligibility verification, Concept Notes are scored and the most promising are shortlisted based on both qualitative evaluation criteria and key performance indicators.

Stage two: The shortlisted applicants are informed to submit a detailed Full Project Proposal. The received Full Project Proposals are subject to a due diligence analysis, which may also involve an onsite visit. If IFE approves a project, it offers the applicant (individual entity or consortium) an agreement for a grant amount within the limits stated above.

The Additionality Condition: The requested IFE grant needs to be essential for the implementation of the project. Therefore, the applicant must demonstrate that he has tried but failed to secure the full finance need. Notably, an IFE grant does not replace but only supplements other options of funding available to the applicant.


Please use the online submission platform SmartME to start the application process and submit your Concept Note (note: the link will direct you to a third-party web page):


Need for more information?

Important documents, such as the Guidelines for Applicants and information on the application process, can be found in our Download Center.

In case of questions, please visit our FAQ-section. In case you cannot find the information you need, please send an email to cfp-ife.maroc@invest-for-jobs.com until 30 June 2023 at 17:00 CEST.

A series of online meetings will be organised to present the objectives of the Facility, its conditions for submitting proposals, as well as the steps and modalities of participation. The webinars will take place on 7, 14 and 21 June at 11:30 CEST/10:30 in Morocco.

To receive the link to the webinars, please send an email to: cfp-ife.maroc@invest-for-jobs.com or refer to the Key Information Sheet in our Download Center.

IFE’s responses to your questions during the webinars can be found in the Q&A-documents in the Download-Center.

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The Facility Investing for Employment is an investment mechanism created by KfW Development Bank on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) as an integral part of the Special Initiative “Decent Work for a Just Transition”. The Special Initiative, which also operates under the brand Invest for Jobs, aims to team up with companies to create good jobs in the eight African partner countries, and to improve local working conditions.

General Introduction and Overview of the Application Process


We are looking forward to hearing from you

Under the Invest for Jobs brand, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has put together a package of measures to support German, European and African companies in investment activities that have a high impact on employment in Africa. The Special Initiative "Decent Work for a Just Transition" – the official title – offers comprehensive advice, contacts and financial support to overcome investment barriers. The development objective is to work together with companies to create up to 100,000 good jobs and to improve working conditions and social protection in its African partner countries.

Partner countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal and Tunisia.

Find out more about our services for companies, universities, chambers and associations: https://invest-for-jobs.com/en/offers

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