Mauritania Economic Outlook

  • Mauritania’s economic dynamism of 2012 continued into the following year with an estimated 6.8% growth rate for 2013 and a good outlook for the short term.
  • Despite favourable economic indicators, the chances that the Millennium Development Goals will be achieved by 2015 are mixed. There has been progress towards educationrelated targets, but much remains to be done in the field of health.
  • Mauritania will need to intensify structural reforms and develop a genuine innovation policy to diversify its production base and increase its value added in global value chains.


Bureau de Liaison de la Mauritanie

C/O Ministère des Affaires Economiques et du Développement
3ème étage – Tevragh Zeina (derrière le Palais des Congrès)
B.P. 7653
Nouakchott, Mauritanie

M. Marcellin Ndong Ntah, économiste pays résident

Department North Africa Region

Director North Africa Region, Mr. Jacob Kolster

African Development Bank Group
Immeuble Zahrabed
Avenue du Dollar, Les Berges Du Lac II, Tunis 1053, Tunisia

Tel: (+216) 71102953
Fax: (+216) 71194523


Key Facts

Capital: Nouakchott
Area: 1,026,700 sq km
Total Population 2013: 3.9 Million
Urban Population 2013: 42.01%
Female Population 2013: 49.64%
GDP: US$ 4.5 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2013: US$ 1,110
Inflation Rate: 4.09%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 34.07%
Human Development Index (rank / 187): 155
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.467
Membership Date: 10/09/1964
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2013): UA 508.6 Million

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