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Mauritania Economic Research Highlights

The Report: Mauritania 2022

Economic Briefing

While Mauritania has been hard hit by the Covid-19 crisis, it is charting a course to economic recovery and resilience. Leveraging its ample natural resources, Mauritania is working to add more value to traditional sectors such as mining, agriculture and fisheries, while also seeking new sources of revenue to achieve sustainable and inclusive growth and job creation, particularly for young people.

Mauritania seeks development policies and reforms to unlock potential

Mauritania sits at a historic trading crossroads between North and sub-Saharan Africa, and boasts a rich commercial, cultural and religious history.

Economic Analysis: Mauritania

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Adapting current development strategies for economic recovery

Mauritania, which has historically been classified as a subsistence economy, is working to add value to traditional industries and leverage new sources of revenue to create sustainable and inclusive growth.

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Changes to fiscal management and an ongoing diversification drive look to promote economic stability

The discovery and subsequent development of the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim natural gas field on the maritime border with Senegal has brought Mauritania’s economy to an important turning point. With first gas in the $4.8bn project backed by BP and Kosmos Energy expected in 2023, the government is set to receive a vital new injection of tax revenue that could help make the long-held goal of economic diversification a reality.

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The government and international partners aim to bolster the agri-business value chain and diversify output

Over half of Mauritania’s population derives its livelihood from fishing and raising crops and livestock, indicating the potential impact of the expansion of agri-business value chains on the economy.

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Renewable energy projects are being developed in tandem with natural gas fields to meet national needs

The Ministry of Petroleum, Mines and Energy (MPME), which leads the energy sector, has the primary objec-tives of boosting equal access to energy, developing low-carbon solutions, and positioning the sector as an engine of growth and job creation. The Regulatory Authority issues licences, which are approved by the MPME, and ensures adherence to the 2001 Electri-cal Code.

Adapting current development strategies for economic recovery
Changes to fiscal management and an ongoing diversification drive look to promote economic stability
The government and international partners aim to bolster the agri-business value chain and diversify output
Renewable energy projects are being developed in tandem with natural gas fields to meet national needs
 

Mauritania's Thought Leaders

Viewpoint

President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani

On the country’s post-pandemic economic mission

Interview

Ousmane Mamoudou Kane, Minister of Economic Affairs and Promotion of Productive Sectors

On strategies to attract investment, improve infrastructure and support businesses

Interview

Gagan Gupta, CEO and founder, Arise

On creating the right environment for private players to actively support development

President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani
Ousmane Mamoudou Kane, Minister of Economic Affairs and Promotion of Productive Sectors
Aïssata Lam, Director-General, Agence de Promotion des Investissements en Mauritanie
Gagan Gupta, CEO and founder, Arise
 

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Industrialisation is key to Africa's integration and future economic growth

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Côte d'Ivoire’s Investment Promotion Centre enables investment opportunities

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Economic News

Video: Libya's strong economic rebound and investment opportunities

In this Growth & Recovery video, Oxford Business Group (OBG) analyses Libya’s promising prospects, as the country looks to build on a strong economic rebound, supported by rising oil prices, increased stability and plans to diversify the economy. The video also marks OBG's return to the key north-African market.


Focus Report

Focus Report: How Benin is attracting investment through industrial transformation

Although Benin is known as a cotton producer and is actively working to boost value-added activities in the textiles and garments sector, the country has also been looking to increase its industrial footprint more broadly, leveraging large-scale projects to expand its energy and transport infrastructure and develop special economic zones (SEZs). Momentum for such projects stems from a June 2017 law outlining regulations for the creation, operation and maintenance of SEZs to boost Benin’s industrial capacity, attract foreign investment and capture more export revenue.


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Focus Report: Agriculture at the heart of Nigeria's economic development plans

Recent years have seen renewed policy focus on agriculture as an important source of revenue for a diversified Nigerian economy, with plans to revitalise the sector centred on increasing local production and improving the value chain.The report looks at the key role of agri-tech in supporting the country’s efforts to ensure food security for its growing population and create a more diversified, industrialised economic base.


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