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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 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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Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Sixth Review Under the ECF Arrangement for Mauritania and Approves US$16.9 Million Disbursement

June 17, 2013

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Regional Economic Outlook Update: Middle East & Central Asia

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Growth has been tepid across the Middle East and North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENAP) region. In 2013, declines in oil production held back growth in the oil-exporting countries. Weak private investment, amid political transitions and conflict, continued to take a toll on economic activity in the oil-importing countries. Growth is expected to strengthen this year in line with an improved global outlook. However, weak confidence and, in some cases, large public deficits will continue to weigh on the region's economic prospects. Deeper economic transformations are necessary to ensure robust and inclusive growth and creation of enough jobs for the rapidly-growing labor force.

Economic growth in the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) is expected to decline from 6.5 percent in 2013 to 6 percent in 2014, mainly because of weakening growth momentum in emerging market trading partners (particularly, China, Russia, and Turkey) and a temporary decline in oil output growth in Kazakhstan. Risks remain tilted to the downside. In particular, a slowdown in emerging market trading partners may weaken exports, foreign direct investment, and remittances. Policy priorities center on rebuilding buffers and increasing exchange rate flexibility to help adjust to unanticipated shocks. Stronger macroeconomic frameworks would provide a more credible anchor to economies. Rapid credit growth in some countries calls for strengthening the prudential policies to ensure the continued soundness of financial institutions. Structural reforms to improve the business environment and governance, as well as closer regional cooperation, would enable CCA countries to achieve their goal of becoming dynamic emerging market economies. Click for more