• Population 4,403,319
  • Area (km2) 1,030,700
  • GDP per capita (USD) 1,600.87
  • TPES (Mtoe) N/A
  • Energy intensity
    (toe/103 2010 USD)
  • CO2 emissions - energy (MtCO2) 4.0

Mauritania’s overall risk level against
the assessed areas is moderate.

While there are some policies and measures in place, more concrete steps must be taken to strengthen Mauritania’s performance across all indicators and underlying sub-indicators. Particular attention must be given to reinforcing the respect for property rights.

risk level

Of the three risks assessed in EIRA, discrimination between domestic and foreign investors is lower compared to unpredictable policy and regulatory change and breach of State obligations.
  • 43%
    Unpredictable policy and regulatory changes
  • 40%
    Discrimination between foreign and domestic investors
  • 46%
    Breach of state obligations

indicator performance

Mauritania’s performance is good on two of the EIRA indicators, and it is moderate on two indicators. Regulatory environment and investment conditions is the highest-scoring indicator at 63, followed closely by management of decision-making processes at 62. The country’s score on the indicator foresight of policy and regulatory change is 55, while on rule of law it is 54.

Sub-indicator performance

On a more detailed level, Mauritania’s overall sub-indicator performance is moderate. The highest-scoring sub-indicator is management and settlement of investor-State disputes at 75, followed by robustness of policy goals and commitments and institutional governance, both at 69. On restrictions on FDI and regulatory effectiveness, it has a score of 65 and 61, respectively. Its score is 56 on transparency and 42 on communication of vision and policies. The lowest-scoring sub-indicator is respect for property rights at 33.