Furthering access to essential services
Supporting local and rural development
Promoting education and employment
Encouraging sustainable development
Keeping alive women who give life
Mauritania is a multiethnic country. At the crossroads between the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa, its population is characterized by great gaps in wealth and social status. Despite its rather low population growth, the country remains ranked among the least developed countries (LDCs) of the planet and must rebalance its development.
Because of lower market prices for the minerals Mauritania mines, the country must turn to a more sustainable and job-creating development model, and to better sharing of wealth.
Present in the country since 1978, AFD is an important partner both for local and national authorities and for private operators in the country.