This chapter includes the following articles.
Improved connectivity is a key pillar of Morocco’s economic development strategy. The strategic decision to locate special economic zones close to the main intercontinental ports has boosted activity, and there are calls to develop additional zones beside the country’s airports. Moreover, internally, road and rail links can improve the business environment by reducing transport costs and spreading economic development nationwide. Upgrades will prove particularly effective in bringing investment to more isolated regions. With the kingdom’s beneficial location on the crossroads between Africa and Europe, Morocco is emerging as a continental transport and logistics hub.