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 31 Dec 2020
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2020
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 43010
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.

Beneficiaries

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

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

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-MR-I00-001
Last Update 31 Oct 2019

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Contact Details

Name BEN ABDELKARIM Oussama
Email o.benabdelkarim@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Mauritania