This country brief looks at gender and youth dimensions of employment in Morocco, paying particular attention to the rural economy. There are rapid changes taking place in Morocco due to a range of factors, including impacts of past policies in investment on education, health and ICT; repercussions of global economic crises, which have shrunk opportunities for labour-related migration towards Europe; and climate change. These factors create opportunities to promote rural employment policies that not only take into account the important roles of young women in the rural economy as farmers, wage earners and entrepreneurs, but that also consider the well-being of the members of their families, including food provision and care of children and the elderly. Morocco has taken a clear position on mainstreaming gender across all aspects of development and in all Sustainable Development Goals as a basic human rights issue. Underpinning this commitment is Morocco’s adoption of Gender-Responsive Budgeting (GRB) and planning.