Reforms for democratisation
As one Moroccan saying goes: "The Earth is a peacock and Morocco is its tail". Moroccans are proud of their homeland: breathtaking scenery, impressive castles made of loam, colourful markets and hospitable people. King Mohammed VI, who is held in high standing by Moroccans, initiated democratic reforms and modernisation of the country. But there are still significant economic and social differences between cities and rural regions: Tangier or Casablanca with their multi-lane roads and high-rise buildings; in contrast, rural Morocco with donkeys as the primary means of transport and far away schools and hospitals. German Development Cooperation concentrates on the energy and water sectors and on sustainable economic development.