Governmental Partners

Government Funding

The main source of funding for the Moroccan-American Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange are the governments of Morocco and the United States.

The bilateral agreement that MACECE was created under calls for equal funding of the Commission’s budget on the part of both governments. However, in 1992, in a move unprecedented in the developing world, His Late Majesty King Hassan II unilaterally raised the Moroccan government’s contribution to one million dollars, which represented about 70% of the Commission’s annual budget for fiscal year 1993.

The level of funding from the two governments has remained fairly stable since then, making MACECE one of the largest commissions in the region of North Africa, Middle East and South Asia in terms of grants awarded.

Up until 2001, Morocco remained one of only a dozen or so countries worldwide which contribute more to their respective binational commissions than the US government. However, in recent years, there has been an increase in American funding for medium and short-term grants for Moroccans.