By Youssef Sourgo
Morocco World News
Casablanca, June 18, 2013
Morocco ranked 13 in Dell’s recent Gender Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GGEI).
With an overall score of 38, the kingdom ranked ahead of Brazil, Egypt, India and Uganda.
The United States topped the list with a score of 76, ahead of Australia, Germany, France, Mexico and the United Kingdom.
According to the report, there are about 13% of female managers in Morocco, and around 23% of Moroccan women have bank accounts. However, less than 5% of female owners in Morocco are highly educated.
The Gender-GEDI is a report generated by Dell, the American multinational computer technology corporation. Its analysis covers 17 countries representing a variety of regions and economic development contexts. It measures women’s entrepreneurship in those countries based on 30 indicators, among which are legal rights, education and access to finance.
The Gender-GEDP report, aims “to identify the entrepreneurial North Star, the destination on the economic growth horizon fostering high-potential female entrepreneurship.”