Street vending in Morocco: the regulation policy of a promising activity.


  • Kenza HAJRAOUI Université Hassan Premier
  • Abdelouahed MESSAOUDI Université Hassan Ier

Mots-clés :

street vending, regulation policy, restructuring, reorganization, National Initiative for Human Development


Street vending, is usually accused of informality, by being a source of unfair competition and by being the main cause of public space invasion and its anarchy.  But at the same time it remains as an activity that generates incomes, creates value and emerges from an entrepreneurship vision. This parodoxical situation has led the governments to have various attitudes that vacillated between laissez-faire, repression and regulation. In Morocco, different programs under the aegis of the N.I.H.D. (National Initiative for Human development) were initiated in order to restructure this activity but most of them have been considered as a failure.

Bibliographies de l'auteur-e

Kenza HAJRAOUI, Université Hassan Premier

Doctorante au L.R.M.D.

FSJES Settat

Abdelouahed MESSAOUDI, Université Hassan Ier

Enseignant Chercheur à la Faculté d'Economie et de Gestion, Settat