Mauritania - Youth Training and Employment Support Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 28 Nov 2014
Signature Date 11 Dec 2014
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2021
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11110
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 2,000,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

This project is an institutional support operation costing a total of UA 2 million, spanning the 2014-2018 period, and aimed at improving the employment situation of young people. It revolves around two components: (i) placement of employment at the heart of sector policies; and (ii) improvement of the relevance of the training received by young people. The development of a national employment strategy and its operationalization through the integration of employment in sector policies will help to better structure the State's intervention. The establishment of a labour market and training information system (SIMEF) will make it possible to institute an evaluation culture and ensure the availability of gender-disaggregated data. The project also seeks to enhance the anchoring of training in the productive sector by developing tools for analysing labour market skills needs so as to adjust curricula with a view to improving youth employability.

Project Objectives

The project aims to create favorable conditions for more inclusive economic growth that can reduce youth unemployment. This will be done through the integration of employment at the heart of sector policies and the development of youth skills in relation to the productive sector.


The project will directly benefit: (i) 8 000 youths who will be assisted by the employment support service (50% of them young women), 6 000 vocational training students and, in particular, 1 275 building and construction trainees (49% of them girls), employees of 430 enterprises of the formal and non-formal building and construction sector; (ii) state structures responsible for basic and continuing training (the Directorate of Vocational Training and the INAP-FTP); (iii) the institutions responsible for employment promotion (Directorate of Integration, Directorate of Employment and the ANAPEJ); and (iv) other Ministries with a sector strategy integrating employment objectives; and (v) the National Federation of Building and Construction Companies. In the medium term, the implementation of the National Employment Strategy should make it possible to reach 71 157 unemployed persons, including 33 000 women and 52 400 youths aged 14 to 35 years.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Mauritania


IATI identifier 46002-P-MR-IAZ-002
Last Update 26 Jan 2023


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Geographic Location

Country Mauritania
Coordinates Location Name
18.08581 -15.9785 Nouakchott