Mauritania : Restarting the Reform Program World Bank 2013-03-11T16:52:16Z 2013-03-11T16:52:16Z 2010-05
dc.description.abstract Even though Mauritania's real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) recorded an average growth rate of 4 percent between 2005 and 2009, the country's economic growth remains unstable and vulnerable to external shocks. At the same time, the distribution of profits through benefit sharing continues to be very unequal. Since Mauritania's independence in November 28, 1960, it has experienced several periods of political and institutional instability that have strongly hampered its economic and social development. The impact of the recent economic and financial crisis on global demand and particularly on the price of iron and copper in addition to the reduction in oil production highlight the urgent need to identify new income generating sectors other than the traditional exploitation of natural resources. After the presidential elections of July 2009, the government of Mauritania launched a program of reforms aimed at accelerating economic growth by improving the institutional framework to reduce the constraints on private sector development. To encourage the diversification of its production base, Mauritania must address a lack of capacity in the electricity sector. Another significant challenge for the country is upgrading transport infrastructure to improve national competitiveness, including opening up agricultural production areas. The mining sector can increase its contribution to the national economy in a framework of transparency and the good management of the environment while promoting mining exploitation that generates added value and jobs. Finally, although Mauritania is at the embryonic stage of its petroleum experience, the sector remains strategic. en
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Washington, DC
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject Public insititutions
dc.subject Public finance
dc.subject Civil service
dc.subject SOCIAL SCIENCES :: Social sciences :: Education
dc.subject Employment
dc.subject Professional training
dc.subject Labor regulations
dc.subject Health
dc.subject Water and sanitation
dc.subject Infrastructure
dc.subject Electricity
dc.subject Road transportation
dc.subject Maritime transportation
dc.subject Investment climate
dc.subject Rural development
dc.subject Fisheries
dc.subject Mining
dc.subject Oil
dc.title Mauritania : Restarting the Reform Program en
dspace.entity.type Publication 2012-07-20
okr.doctype Economic & Sector Work :: Policy Note
okr.doctype Economic & Sector Work
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum 000333037_20120725003427
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum 16537269 53241
okr.language.supported en
okr.pdfurl en
okr.region.administrative Africa Mauritania
okr.sector Public Administration, Law, and Justice :: Public administration- Finance
okr.sector Energy and mining :: Mining and other extractive
okr.sector Industry and trade
okr.sector Agriculture, fishing, and forestry
okr.theme Rural development :: Rural policies and institutions
okr.theme Trade and integration :: Export development and competitiveness
okr.theme Economic management :: Analysis of economic growth
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