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Adrar region, Mauritania. Photo by John Spooner

Islamic Republic of Mauritania Resident Representative Site

Resident Representative Office in Mauritania

This web page provides information on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between Mauritania and the IMF. Additional information can be found on Islamic Republic of Mauritania and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English that deal with Mauritania.

News — Highlights


Toward New Horizons: Arab Economic Transformation amid Political Transition

April 11, 2014 click for more

Interview of Mr. Tijani Najeh , IMF Resident representative for Mauritania with the Financial Times (FT) : Challenging times for a country reinventing itself

April 9, 2014 click for more

Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the Conclusion of her Visit to Mauritania

January 9, 2013 click for more

Speech by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde: Unleashing the Economic Potential of the Maghreb—the Role of Foreign Investment

At the Fifth regional conference on Foreign Investment in Maghreb countries; January 8-9, 2013 click for more

Sound Policies Soften Crisis Impact on Middle East

Oil exporters in the Middle East and North Africa have been directly hit by the global financial crisis through a sharp drop in oil prices and a drying up of capital inflows, but the blow has been softened by countercyclical government spending, according to the IMF’s new regional forecast. click for more

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Islamic Republic of Mauritania and the IMF

Press Release: Statement on the 2014 Article IV Mission to Mauritania

October 31, 2014

Press Release: Statement by an IMF Mission to Mauritania

February 10, 2014

Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Mauritania

September 30, 2013

Islamic Republic of Mauritania: Sixth Review Under the Three Year Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion—Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Islamic Republic of Mauritania

July 2, 2013
Series: Country Report No. 13/188
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Islamic Republic of Mauritania: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

July 2, 2013
Series: Country Report No. 13/189
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Regional Economic Outlook Update: Middle East & Central Asia

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Economic developments in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENAP) continue to reflect the diversity of conditions prevailing across the region. Most high-income oil exporters, primarily in the GCC, continue to record steady growth and solid economic and financial fundamentals, albeit with medium-term challenges that need to be addressed. In contrast, other countries—Iraq, Libya, Syria—are mired in conflicts with not just humanitarian but also economic consequences. And yet other countries, mostly oil importers, are making continued but uneven progress in advancing their economic agenda, often in tandem with political transitions and amidst difficult social conditions. In most of these countries, without extensive economic and structural reforms, economic prospects for the medium term remain insufficient to reduce high unemployment and improve living standards.

Economic activity in the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) region is weakening, mainly because of the near-term slowdown and rising regional tensions affecting Russia, a key trading partner and sources of remittance and investment inflows, as well as weaker domestic demand in a number of CCA countries. Near-term risks are to the downside and tied to the fortunes of large trading partners. Policies need to focus on bolstering economic stability and, where needed, short-term support to ailing economic growth. In addition, a new model for high, sustained, diversified, and inclusive growth is needed to set the direction for economic policies for the next decade. Click for more