Can Morocco kick start its economy?
18 February 2012 Last updated at 09:02 GMT
Morocco avoided its own uprising last year partly by trebling food and fuel subsidies to try and placate its people.
However, that came at an economic cost and the country has a rising budget deficit.
Unemployment is high and trade is heavily dependent on struggling Europe.
Businesses are complaining that foreign investors are being put off by bureaucracy and perceived corruption.
Simon Atkinson asks how Morocco can kick start its economy.