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Mauritania - Country Assistance Strategy (English)

The Bank's Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) shifts from stabilization and adjustment to one helping Mauritania achieve a higher, sustainable, and equitable growth. The Bank agrees with emphasizing private sector development, more dynamic growth in the rural sector, and employment opportunities. To promote the private sector, the Bank will aim at removing barriers to competition and factor mobility, improving the legal and regulatory framework, streamlining taxes, facilitating access to services and credit, exploiting new market opportunities, developing financial intermediation, lowering production costs, increasing private sector participation in service delivery, attracting foreign investment; and profiling the remaining disincentives. In the rural sector, Bank strategy is to diversify and accelerate competitive agricultural growth and integrate the livestock sector into the economy. The Bank will focus on: non-farm linkages and opportunities for growth, rice and rainfed subsectors, marketing channels, market-oriented crop diversification and technological transformation, rural service delivery, and biodiversity conservation and sustainable natural resource management. The Bank will help maintain and expand infrastructure services -especially for the urban poor, help resolve remaining contract issues affecting public utilities and private participation; organize workshops, support further urban decentralization, strengthen municipal resource mobilization and and management, and help prepare a water demand project.

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Mauritania - Country Assistance Strategy (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/122701468283143441/Mauritania-Country-Assistance-Strategy