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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


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

Revisiting the Determinants of Productivity Growth: What's New?

By Boileau Loko and Mame Astou Diouf; IMF Working Paper 09/225 click for more

Strong Fundamentals Help Middle East, North Africa Mitigate Impact of Global Shocks

The global financial crisis has not spared the MENAP region, but strong economic fundamentals and sizeable currency reserves have helped to mitigate the impact of the shock. click for more

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
Also available in French click for more

Islamic Republic of Mauritania: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

July 2, 2013
Series: Country Report No. 13/189
Also available in French click for more

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: Middle East and Central Asia

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The near-term economic outlook for the Middle East and North Africa region has weakened. In the oil-importing countries, many of which are Arab countries in transition, regional conflict, heightened political tensions, and delays in reforms continue to weigh on growth. In this context, the immediate policy priorities are to restore confidence and create jobs, make inroads into fiscal consolidation to restore debt sustainability and rebuild buffers, and embark on structural reforms needed to support private sector-led, job-intensive growth. Most oil-exporting countries continue to enjoy steady growth in the non-oil sector, supported in part by high levels of public spending. Although headline growth has declined because of domestic oil supply disruptions and lower global demand, a recovery in oil production is expected to lift growth next year. Increased vulnerability to a sustained decline in oil prices and intergenerational equity considerations underscore the need for countries to strengthen their fiscal buffers. Key medium-term challenges remain economic diversification and faster private-sector job-creation for nationals.

Economic activity in the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) is expected to continue expanding rapidly, with the CCA remaining among the fastest-growing regions in the world. Growth will be driven by a recovery in the hydrocarbon sector and firm growth in domestic demand, supported in part by stable remittance inflows. Considerable downside risks weigh on this outlook, however, stemming in particular from slower-than-expected growth in Russia, an important trading partner and source of remittance inflows. CCA economies should take advantage of the favorable near-term economic conditions to rebuild fiscal policy buffers that were eroded after the global crisis. In some cases, more exchange rate flexibility would help increase resilience to unanticipated shocks while supporting competitiveness. The positive near-term outlook is also an opportunity to strengthen policy frameworks and set in motion a process of structural transformation into dynamic emerging economies. Click for more

Resident Representative for Mauritania

Tijani Najeh
Resident Representative in Mauritania
PO BOX 5521
Nouakchott, Mauritanie
Telephone: 222 529 72 01
Fax: (O) 222-529-7057