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Reaching the Millennium Development Goals : Mauritania Should Care

ACCESS TO HEALTH SERVICES ACCESS TO MARKETS ACCOUNTING ADVOCACY PURPOSES ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS BASIC SANITATION BENEFICIARY BUDGETING CALCULATION CALCULATIONS CANTEENS CAPACITY BUILDING CHILD MORTALITY CHILD MORTALITY RATE CHILD MORTALITY RATES CHILDBIRTH CHRONIC MALNUTRITION CITIES CLEAN DRINKING WATER CLEAN WATER COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION CONDOMS CONTRACEPTIVE METHODS CONTRIBUTION CONTRIBUTIONS CROWDING OUT DEATH RATES DEBT DEBT FORGIVENESS DEVELOPING COUNTRIES DEVELOPMENT POLICY DISADVANTAGED GROUPS DISEASES DOCTORS DRINKING WATER DROUGHTS DRUGS EARLY MARRIAGE ECONOMIC GROWTH ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT EFFICIENT INVESTMENT EMERGENCY OBSTETRIC SERVICES EMPLOYMENT ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY EPIDEMICS EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SURVEILLANCE EQUILIBRIUM EXCHANGE RATE EXERCISES EXISTING CAPACITY EXPENDITURES EXTREME POVERTY FAMILIES FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FINANCIAL NEEDS FINANCIAL RESOURCES FOOD QUALITY FOOD SECURITY FREQUENT PREGNANCIES FUTURE INCOME GENDER DISPARITIES GENDER DISPARITY GENDER EQUALITY GENDER GAPS GENDER PARITY GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT GROSS NATIONAL INCOME HEALTH CARE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY HEALTH FACILITIES HEALTH OUTCOMES HEALTH SECTOR HEALTH SPENDING HEALTH STATUS HEALTH WORKERS HIGH-RISK PREGNANCIES HIV HOSPITALIZATION HUMAN DEVELOPMENT HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX HUMAN RESOURCES HUNGER HYGIENE IMPACT ON POVERTY INCIDENCE OF POVERTY INEQUALITY INFANT INFANT MORTALITY INFANT MORTALITY RATE INFANTS INFLATION INFORMATION CAMPAIGNS INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC RELATIONS INTERVENTION INVESTING INVESTMENT PROGRAM IRON IRRIGATION KIDS LABOR MARKET LABORATORY EQUIPMENT LENDERS LEVELS OF EDUCATION LIVE BIRTHS LIVING STANDARDS LOCAL COMMUNITIES MACROECONOMIC PERFORMANCE MACROECONOMIC SHOCKS MALARIA MATERNAL DEATHS MATERNAL HEALTH MATERNAL MORTALITY MATERNAL MORTALITY RATE MATERNAL MORTALITY RATIO MEAT MEDICAL CENTERS MEDICAL TEAMS MEDICINES MILLENNIUM DECLARATION MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS MOBILE CLINICS MORTALITY RATE MOSQUITO NETS MOTHER NATIONAL POPULATION NATIONAL POVERTY NATIONAL POVERTY LINE NATIONAL PRIORITIES NATIONAL STRATEGY NATURAL RESOURCE NATURAL RESOURCES POLICY MAKERS POLICY RESEARCH POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER POLLUTION POOR POOR COUNTRIES POOR HOUSEHOLDS POOR PEOPLE POPULATION DEVELOPMENT POPULATION · INCREASE POST-REFORM POSTPARTUM CARE POVERTY ALLEVIATION POVERTY INCIDENCE POVERTY PROFILE POVERTY REDUCTION POVERTY REDUCTION PROGRAMS POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGY POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGY PAPER POVERTY TARGET PREGNANCY PREGNANT WOMEN PRESENT VALUE PRIMARY SCHOOL PRIMARY SCHOOLING PRIVATE INVESTMENT PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENT PROBABILITY PROGRAMS FOR HEALTH PROGRESS PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENT PUBLIC EXPENDITURE PUBLIC EXPENDITURES PUBLIC INVESTMENT PUBLIC POLICIES PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS QUALITY CONTROL QUALITY OF EDUCATION QUALITY OF SERVICES REDUCING MATERNAL MORTALITY REHABILITATION REMOTE AREAS RESOURCE CONSTRAINTS RESPECT RETENTION RATE RURAL RURAL AREAS RURAL GROWTH RURAL HOUSEHOLD RURAL INCOMES RURAL PHENOMENON RURAL POOR RURAL POPULATION RURAL POVERTY RURAL ROADS RURAL SCHOOLS SAFE DRINKING WATER SAFE WATER SALARIES SANITATION SECONDARY EDUCATION SECONDARY SCHOOL SECTORAL POLICIES SKILLED PERSONNEL SOCIAL SERVICES SOCIAL SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE ACCESS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TARGETING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TEENAGE GIRLS TOTAL COST TRAINING PROGRAMS TRANSPORTATION TUBERCULOSIS UNDER-FIVE MORTALITY UNIFORMS UNIVERSAL ACCESS UNIVERSAL PRIMARY EDUCATION URBAN AREAS URBAN POPULATION URBAN POVERTY URBANIZATION VACCINATION VACCINES VALUABLE VITAMINS WAGES WARS YOUNG GIRLS
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World Bank, Washington, DC
Africa | Mauritania
2012-05-31T22:22:12Z | 2012-05-31T22:22:12Z | 2008-07

Mauritania is a resource-rich developing country. As many other African nations, it will not reach most of the Millennium Development Goals, unless the authorities commit to accelerating progress. To succeed by 2015, the government needs to: mobilize additional financial resources, introduce policy changes at the sector level, and strengthen the links between strategic objectives and the budget. Adopting the Millennium Development Goals as the overarching development framework will keep policy-makers focused on concrete results and help them avoid the so-called "natural resource curse." This paper calculates the total cost of the Millennium Development Goals and financing gap (on aggregate and for each goal); recommends changes in domestic sector policies; and proposes ways to integrate the Millennium Development Goals into the budget process. Over 2008-2015, the total cost of reaching the goals in Mauritania and the resulting financing gap stand at, respectively, around 9 and 3 percent of non-oil gross domestic product on average per year. Education is the most expensive goal in absolute terms, but the individual financing gaps are widest for poverty reduction and improving maternal health. On the policy side, sector strategies need to be aligned with the goals and resources allocated more than proportionally to the disadvantaged groups, mainly at the local level.

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