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International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.
This paper highlights Islamic Republic of Mauritania’s First Reviews under the Arrangements under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) and the Extended Fund Facility (EFF), Requests for Modification of Performance Criteria and a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Request for an Arrangement under the Resilience and Sustainability Facility (RSF). Mauritania’s economic reform program supported by the IMF ECF/EFF arrangements aims to preserve macroeconomic stability, strengthen the fiscal and monetary policy frameworks, consolidate the foundations for sustainable, inclusive growth, and reduce poverty. Economic performance in 2022 has been positive, with robust real gross domestic product growth, decreasing inflation, and a narrowing current account deficit. Still, challenges related to infrastructure, governance, vulnerability to economic shocks and limited economic diversification constrain Mauritania’s economic development. The RSF arrangement will help build resilience to climate change and strengthen the policy framework to maximize synergies with other official financing and catalyze private financing. The RSF arrangement will support Mauritania’s efforts to strengthen its resilience to climate shocks, enhance its capacity to protect the vulnerable against climate shocks, and expedite the transition toward cleaner energy sources.
International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept., International Monetary Fund. Legal Dept., International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department, and International Monetary Fund. Finance Dept.
À la demande des autorités de la République islamique de Mauritanie (la « Mauritanie »), une mission interdépartementale (département juridique/département des finances publiques/département monétaire et des marchés de capitaux/département financier) d’évaluation diagnostique de la gouvernance (« EDG ») a été effectuée du 6 décembre 2021 au 3 juin 2022. Conformément au cadre pour un renforcement de l’action du FMI en matière de gouvernance (2018)1, l’évaluation diagnostique a porté sur les faiblesses de la gouvernance et les vulnérabilités à la corruption (L’on utilisera le terme défis de gouvernance pour le reste du document) dans les domaines prioritaires et macro-critiques suivants : i) la gouvernance et les opérations de la banque centrale ; ii) la surveillance du secteur financier ; iii) la lutte contre le blanchiment de capitaux et le financement du terrorisme (LBC/FT) ; iv) la gouvernance budgétaire (par exemple, la gestion des finances publiques, l’administration des recettes (y compris douanières), la gestion des ressources naturelles, les marchés publics et l’audit) ; v) l’exécution des contrats et la protection des droits de propriété, et ; vi) les cadres juridiques et institutionnels, ainsi que les stratégies de LCC.
Mr. Fazeer Sheik Rahim, Sylke von Thadden-Kostopoulos, and Clemens Mungenast
Mauritania is working to improve its public investment management framework to boost the efficiency of public investment and to make it more adaptable to climate change. support future economic growth and improvements in wellbeing. This assessment applies the IMF Climate Public Investment Management Assessment (CPIMA) framework and updates an earlier Public Investment Management Assessment (PIMA) undertaken in 2020. It finds that there have been improvements in Mauritania’s public investment management institutions since 2020, while room remains for further improvement. Like most other countries, Mauritania is at an early stage of incorporating climate aspects into public investment management. Nevertheless, some good progress has been made, notably on the planning side. This assessment provides a progressive timetable for reforms, based on international good practice, striking a balance between the stated objectives of the authorities and the existing capacities within the public administration.