The project is supporting the country with its public finance by helping to digitalise its finance administration. For instance, integrated solutions are enabling the state treasury and local authorities to use a shared financial management system.
Transparency and accountability are also being strengthened through the support of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI). With assistance from German technical cooperation (TC), Mauritania is taking a leading role at global level, both in mainstreaming EITI and setting up the FiTI.
In order to improve living conditions in the long term, the country is committed to improving local government capacity and performance through its decentralisation policy. In this field of activity, the project is working towards needs-based self-governance with 20 municipalities in the regions of Tagant and Brakna. The municipalities are being advised on strategies to mobilise their own income at local level and create tax registers. The additional income generated will then finance more services.
Mauritanian partners are being supported in monitoring their achievement of the 17 SDGs. Mauritania already has an IT system that evaluates the institutional performance capacity of the 219 municipalities with the help of more than 300 indicators. This system is being upgraded to an information platform that spans multiple policy fields. At the same time, a chart of accounts based on the 2030 Agenda is to be developed for programme-based budgets to enable state revenues and expenditure to be allocated to the different SDGs.