The Moroccan Observatory for Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) held its first board meeting on 13 June 2016, at the Headquarters of Banque Al-Maghrib.

This eagerly-awaited framework is the result of close collaboration between public and private sectors and recognition of the implementation of the company's common identifier (ICE). The Observatory's main role is to centralise all data and information on the environment of Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) at the national and regional levels. The new body is also called upon to remedy the lack of reliable and regular data on MSMEs in Morocco and improve their access to various services and information.

In addition, the products and services offered by the Observatory will help develop, at the national level, a common, shared and comprehensive vision of constraints faced by the Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, It will also be responsible for establishing quantitative and qualitative indicators on the conditions of their access to bank financing and support mechanisms.

Since its creation, a number of actions were carried out, in particular with regard to the setting up of the mode of governance of this body, the execution of preliminary studies, the creation of the databases necessary for its operation, the setting up of an information system adapted to it, as well as the signing of agreements with some administrations holding statistical information on this category of companies namely: the General Tax Administration and the National Social Security Fund.