The World Bank is helping to fight poverty and improve the living standards for the people in Mauritania. World Bank operations are in the following areas: mining and energy, rural development, social sector operations and urban development.
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International organizations are ramping up efforts to help the estimated 17 million people who have been impacted by drought, hunger and conflict in Africa's Sahel region.
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A project jointly funded by the World Bank and the Government of Mauritania has created 2250 income-generating activities in remote villages, helping curb rural exodus in the process.
An urban development project is working to improve health, education and housing conditions for thousands of Mauritanians living in shantytowns who moved to the city in search of a better life.
A microfinance program is giving small loans to inner city residents to start small businesses, most of them run by women.
An education reform program puts an emphasis on getting more girls into school through awareness campaigns, school improvements, and teacher training.
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