Mauritania - Vulnerable Youth Employability and Socio-Economic Integration Support Project (AFDB-P-MR-I00-003)

Countries
  • Mauritania
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Financial Institutions
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Project Status
Approved
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Bank Risk Rating
U
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Voting Date
Jun 15, 2021
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Borrower
Government of Mauritania
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Sectors
  • Education and Health
  • Finance
  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 4.33 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS May 11, 2022


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Project Description
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According to bank provided information, the main objective of the project is to improve the quality of life for the people in Brakna Region through skills development and entrepreneurship. Specifically, the project seeks to promote the employability of young people, especially vulnerable young people aged 15 to 24, particularly women who are Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET).

The present intervention is related to the Vulnerable Youth Employability and Socio-Economic Integration Support Project. The project aims to improve the quality of life of vulnerable youth in the Brakna region through skills development and entrepreneurship. It also contributes to the operationalisation of the National Employment Strategy (NES 2019-2030) and is aligned with the Strategy for Accelerated Growth and Shared Prosperity (SCAPP 2018-2030). The project will help to develop information and intermediation services, as well as technical and professional skills of young people, while providing technical and financial support to entrepreneurs and stakeholders in the region's entrepreneurial ecosystem. The implementation period is four (4) years, from September 2021 to December 2025. The project cost is estimated at UA 3.302 million, including the Mauritanian government's counterpart funding of UA 0.302 million. The project is structured around three components, namely: (1) Support to information and intermediation services for an increased youth employability; (2) Development of technical skills and promotion of young entrepreneurs in the emerging sectors and (3) Project management, monitoring and evaluation.

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BEN ABDELKARIM Oussama
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