Mauritania - Project to Support the Promotion of Micro-, Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Youth Employment

Project Summary

Approval Date 21 Sep 2016
Signature Date 04 Nov 2016
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11231
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 3,145,360
Status Implementation

Project General Description

PAMPEJ is an operation designed to consolidate the achievements of the Microfinance Operator Capacity Building Project (PRECAMF) completed in December 2014, and contribute to the implementation of the national strategies for the promotion of microfinance and micro and small enterprises. It aims to support the Government's efforts focused on capacity building and professionalization of Micro-Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (MSE) promoters, and facilitating their access to long-term financing sources. This project, which will be implemented over a period of 4 years, was initiated following the PRECAMF completion mission, which conclusions stressed the need to consolidate all the capital acquired since the support provided to the project's implementation has failed to fully achieve the expected impact in terms of: i) productive, technical and operational capacities of MSEs and (ii) Microfinance Institutions'capacity (MFIS) to meet financial service needs. The intervention proposed for this support revolves around the following three components: (I) support for entrepreneurship and job creation; (ii) operationalization of the Microfinance Refinancing Fund (FOREMI) and support to MFIS and (iii) project management.

Project Objectives

The PAMPEJ overall goal is to contribute to poverty reduction in Mauritania through MSE promotion, women's and youth entrepreneurship and job creation. The project's specific objectives are: (i) to promote MSEs that are sustainably profitable and (ii) to ensure a sustainable supply of inclusive financial services.


The project will directly benefit nearly 200,000 beneficiaries, e.i. approximately 6% of the country's population. The project will also benefit Micro-Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSEs), and Micro-Small and Medium Industries (MPIs), decentralized structures of the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Social Affairs.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Mauritania
Ministère des Affaires Economiques et du Developpement


IATI identifier 46002-P-MR-I00-001
Last Update 26 Jan 2023


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Geographic Location

Country Mauritania
Coordinates Location Name
16.58333 -11.58333 Wilaya de l'Assaba
16.58333 -9.83333 Hodh el Gharbi
17.6314 -13.4103 Brakna
15.38333 -12.13333 Guidimaka
18.6967 -10.2075 Tagant
16.0 -12.83333 Wilaya du Gorgol
18.88333 -7.0 Wilaya du Hodh ech Chargui
17.8665 -14.65878 Wilaya du Trarza
18.08581 -15.9785 Nouakchott