Mauritania

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BRIEF HISTORY OF THE PROJECT

A Norwegian delegation went on a fact-finding mission to Mauritania in 2006. Based on the recommendations from this mission, OfD chose to channel its support through the World Bank, starting in 2007.

OfD cooperates closely with the World Bank in Mauritania, and in 2008 all activities were channelled via the Petroleum Governance Initiative in conjunction with the World Bank. By August 2008, the World Bank had earmarked USD 392 000, financed by Norway, for this work.

Photo: ShutterstockAs a consequence of the military coup in Mauritania in August 2008, the Norwegian government stopped all cooperation with the authorities in Mauritania.

After the election in Mauritania in July 2009, Norway decided to resume the cooperation in December 2009. The World Bank resumed its cooperation late 2009 and formally stated its continuation by entering into a contract with the government of Mauritania in February 2010 to finalize the project. It was decided to extend the project until April 2011.

 

ACTIVITIES IN 2010

The main activity in 2010 was a workshop on the drafted Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA) Report. The report includes a SESA analysis and an action plan. Inputs from the workshop were implemented in the final report that will be presented early 2011.

 

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2010

The Government of Mauritania and the World Bank are in the final stages of developing a SESA Report for the country.


06.07.2011