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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.

3.5 Million
GDP per capita
GDP growth
Life Expectancy
Income Level
Poverty Ratio
23.4 %
Country Portfolio
Active Bank projects 9
Proposed Bank projects 2
Start of Bank partnership Sept 1963
Total Bank Investment $1,179 (Billions)

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Country Data
year 2009
92.4% in 2009
Private sector merchandise trade (% of GDP)
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Aids Prevention in Mauritania

Mauritania's efforts to combat the spread of the HIV is paying off, with more people seeking testing and treatment.

Learning New Farming Techniques

Mauritania's farmers-many of them women-are learning better cultivating techniques, and ways of diversifying their crops.
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Kathryn Hollifield

Acting Country Director, Mauritania
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