Mauritania was one of three countries selected in 2001 for Integrated Framework pilot projects. The recommendations of the country's 2001 Diagnostic Trade Integration Study were included in the 2003 Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper, and sectoral support followed in export promotion and handicrafts, among others.
This work helped establish fishing cooperatives and trainings in marketing, export promotion and use of market information.
EIF is working with the Government of Mauritania to improve coordination among agencies related to trade policy, increase trade integration in development strategies, implement DTIS priorities, and strengthen dialogue and coordination between development partners. The programme will also focus on training activities for the public and private sector and civil society, and support the deepening of economic reforms undertaken by the government.
- National Implementation Unit established.
- Ministry of Trade preparing the national development plan (SCAPP) and the integration of the trade agenda into the sectoral development plans for tourism, industry and commerce.