The World Bank is supporting the government improve living standards through the following areas: mining and energy, rural development, urban development and more.
Fisheries make up 5% of GDP and employ a lot of women. More skills as fishmongers may get them broader markets and better credit.
Mauritania is a mostly desert country, such that only 0.5% of the land is considered arable. The country has a population of about 4.1 million people, and the density of 3.9 inhabitants per square kilometer makes it the fourth least densely populated country in the whole of Africa.
Independent from France since 1960, Mauritania enjoyed political stability until a...
The World Bank’s World Development Report, published annually since 1978, is an invaluable guide to the economic, social, and environmental state of the world today. Each report provides in-depth analysis and policy recommendations on a specific and important aspect of development.
The World Bank Group’s emergency response to the Ebola crisis helped to stop the spread of infections and improve public health systems throughout West Africa.
IDA, the World Bank’s fund for the poorest, contributes nearly 50% of its funds to 39 African countries.
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The Doing Business Project provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement. See where Mauritania ranks on the "Ease of Doing Business."