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Mauritania officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a country in Northwest Africa.It is the eleventh largest sovereign state in Africa and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Western Sahara to the north and northwest, Algeria to the northeast, Mali to the east and southeast, and Senegal to the southwest.

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At a Glance

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Population in thousands (2017): 4,420.18
GDP per capita (current US$) 2017 - World Average 10,721.61: 1,136.76
Account (%) age 15+) - (2014 vs 2017): 23% | 21%
Agriculture Orientation Index - Credit ( Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries share of GDP) (2015 vs 2016): n/a
Financial Inclusion Strategies: Financial Sector Development Strategy and Action Plan 2013-2017
Domestic credit provided by financial sector (% of GDP) 2017: 4.25
Made or received digital payments in the past year (% age 15+) (2014 vs 2017): 17% | 16%
Remittances % of GDP for 2017: n/a
Mortgage Interest Rate / Mortgage Term (years): 8% | 10

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Latest News & Events

Aug 29, 2019 | Kapital Afrik
Faced with information on a supposed record high debt ratio, the financial authorities of Mauritania have stepped up to the plate.

Latest Publications

Jun 30, 2019 | BAST Ratings | BAST Ratings
Jan 31, 2016 | A. Amendola, M. Boccia, G. Mele, L. Sensini | The World Bank Group
Oct 05, 2015 | IFC, AMF | IFC, AMF
Oct 28, 2013 | J. Anson, A. Berthaud, L. Klapper et al. | The World Bank