Mauritania First Competition and Skills DPO (WB-P167348)

Countries
  • Mauritania
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Proposed
Bank Risk Rating
U
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Voting Date
Apr 23, 2019
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Borrower
Government of Mauritania
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Communications
  • Education and Health
  • Industry and Trade
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Grant
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 30.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 30.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jan 16, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Sep 13, 2018


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Project Description

The series is designed to support the Islamic Republic of Mauritania in building the foundations for a faster and more sustainable private sector-led growth through modernizing the commercial justice and registry services, removing the barriers to investment and competition in the internet broadband market, and improving the quality and relevance of skills provided by the national education and training systems.

The program supported by the DPO series is articulated around three pillars:

  1. Pillar 1 supports the modernization of business rights through reforms in commercial justice and commercial registry. This pillar focuses on strengthening access of economic agents to an efficient and transparent commercial justice system and to reliable information on companies and assets.
  2. Pillar 2 supports reforms for removing barriers to investment and competition in the internet broadband market, and facilitating equitable access to ICT services. Reforms aims to i) open the internet retail and wholesale markets up for competition and for new entrants, ii) promote access to the dominant operators’ essential infrastructure and reduces the costs for companies to deploy digital infrastructure, and iii) boost sustainable financing for ICT projects in underserved areas, especially rural ones. Boosting competition in the sector enables the provision of low-cost, high quality access to the population for these services.
  3. Pillar 3 supports improving the quality and relevance of skills provided by the national education and training systems through reforms to teachers’ management and to labor market-oriented vocational training. This pillar tackles reforms to improve teachers’ training and competence, recruitment systems, and effective deployment.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank:
Wael Mansour, El Hadramy Oubeid
Senior Economist

Borrower:
Ministry of Economy and Finance
Abass Sylla
Director General of Public Investment and International Coop
aysylla@yahoo.fr

Implementing Agency:
Ministry of Economy and Finance
Abass Sylla
Director General of Public Investment and International Coop
aysylla@yahoo.fr 

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