Liberalizing Telecommunications in Mauritania

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9389
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Africa Region Findings & Good Practice Infobriefs
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Nair, Govindan G.
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Tintchev, Svetoslav
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2012-08-13T09:32:23Z
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2012-08-13T09:32:23Z
dc.date.issued
2001-12
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2017-12-14T05:14:43Z
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A relative latecomer to telecommunications reform, Mauritania, a low-income country of 2.5 million inhabitants on the Western edge of the Sahara, embarked on tan ambitious telecommunication reform in 1998. At that time, this largely desert nation had one of the lowest penetrations of telephony in the world. The immediate reform objectives were to ensure rapid improvement of telecommunications service availability through a) opening the sector to competition; and b) privatization of the state-owned telecommunications operator in Mauritania. Launched within an overall program of macroeconomic and structural reforms assisted by the World Bank, the telecommunications reform agenda faced several risks and constraints: 1) a virtual lack of institutional capacity and experience in privatization and regulation of utilities in a competitive framework; 2) the country's lack of name recognition, and poor investor perception of country risk and commercial attractiveness; and 3) with the onset of the East Asian financial crisis and increasing indebtedness of major European telecommunications operators in 2000, a highly challenging environment for attracting new capital into high-risk emerging market telecommunications sectors.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2001/12/1620920/liberalizing-telecommunications-mauritania
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/9787
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English
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Africa Region Findings & Good Practice Infobriefs; No. 71
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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BIDDING
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DECISION MAKING
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DECISION-MAKING
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DOCUMENTS
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FREQUENCY MANAGEMENT
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INCOME
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INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY
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INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK
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INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS
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INTRANET
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LEARNING
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NETWORKS
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PROJECT MANAGEMENT
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REFORM PROCESS
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REFORMS
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REGULATORY AGENCIES
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REGULATORY FRAMEWORK
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TEAMWORK
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TELECOMMUNICATION
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TELECOMMUNICATION REFORM
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TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES
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TELECOMMUNICATIONS
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TELECOMMUNICATIONS REFORM
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TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTORS
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TELEPHONE
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TELEPHONE ACCESS
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TELEPHONE LINES
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TELEPHONES
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TELEPHONY
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TRANSPARENCY
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WEB TELECOMMUNICATIONS
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LIBERALIZATION
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COMPETITIVENESS
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PRIVATIZATION
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PRIVATIZATION OF PUBLIC ENTERPRISES
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COUNTRY RISK
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INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY
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UTILITIES
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REGULATORY FRAMEWORK
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BENEFICIARY PARTICIPATION
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TEAM WORK
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GOVERNMENT COMMITMENTS
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TIMING OF PROJECT
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BIDDING PROCESS
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COUNTRY RISK
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INDEBTEDNESS
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INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY
dc.title
Liberalizing Telecommunications in Mauritania
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dc.title.alternative
Libralisation des telecomunications en Mauritanie
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okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea
Public-Private Partnerships
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2002-02-27
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Publications & Research :: Brief
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Publications & Research
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2001/12/1620920/liberalizing-telecommunications-mauritania
okr.globalpractice
Education
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Transport and ICT
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Governance
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yes
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000094946_01111404004965
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1620920
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23092
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2002/02/27/000094946_01111404004965/Rendered/PDF/multi0page.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
Africa
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Mauritania
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Telecommunications and Informatics
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Information and communications
okr.topic
Information and Communication Technologies :: ICT Policy and Strategies
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Education :: Educational Technology and Distance Education
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Enterprise Development and Reform
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Information and Communication Technologies :: Telecommunications Infrastructure
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Governance :: Governance Indicators
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Private Sector Development
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AFT: Core Operations Services (AFTOS)
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1 of 1

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