In December 2020, FSVC began its work on a USAID-funded program entitled “Inclusive Socio-Economic Development (ISED)” in the region of Beni Mellal-Khenifra (BMK), Morocco.  The ISED program helped improve governance for increased regional growth and enhanced livelihoods and business opportunities in the region of BMK.  The program emphasized the inclusion of vulnerable citizens in all of its activities.  FSVC implemented this program in partnership with FHI360 and LixCap.

The ISED program focused on two key, integrated objectives:

  1. Improved governance for increased regional growth and inclusion of youth, women and people with disabilities; and
  2. Enhanced livelihoods and business activity through innovation.

Under Objective 1, FSVC and LixCap’s work focused, among others, on increasing the efficiency, effectiveness and transparency of sub-government institutions, improved access to information, and strengthened the business environment of BMK.  Under Objective 2, FSVC and LixCap’s work included, among others, improving local businesses’ access to markets, business development skills and finance.

Program Impact