Located in Northwest Africa, Mauritania is a country rich in mineral and fishery resources. The country has a high potential in the energy industry, being Africa’s newest oil producer.
Companies moving to new locations may find it challenging due to local, cultural, and legal perspectives. Africa HR Solutions can help you get a footprint in Mauritania the smart way. Our Mauritania HR outsourcing services include Professional Employer Organisation (PEO), Employer of Record, payroll outsourcing, and various ancillary solutions to help you move successfully there even if you do not have a legal entity in Mauritania yet.
Country Profile - Mauritania
Population: 4.4 mn
Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $7.78 bn
GDP Growth: 3.6%
Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 1.3%
Unemployment Rate: 10.3 %
Currency: Mauritanian Ouguiya
Being an agricultural-led as well as a country that has significant natural resources, Mauritania boasts macroeconomic stability to some extent, even in challenging outlooks. The country is rich in mineral resources such as iron, gold and copper, and is also abundant in fishery resources. Mauritania has potential in the energy industry and is known to be Africa’s newest oil producer. The country obtains support from various donors and international bodies. Islam is the official religion of Mauritania.
Interesting Facts About Mauritania
Mauritania is covered by two-thirds of the Sahara desert
The country is home to one of the world’s longest train lines, the “Iron-ore Train” or “Train du Desert”
The country is known to have incredible wildlife – the Parc National du Banc d’Arguin is reckoned to be a famous birdwatching site in Africa.
Mauritania is Africa’s newest oil producer, with a potential of 8.9 billion barrels of oil.
The national dish is known to be ‘Thieboudienne’. It is made of fish and rice, accompanied with a white and red sauce, usually made from tomatoes.
Public Holidays in Mauritania
New Year’s Day
Labor Day / May Day
Muharram/Islamic New Year
Employment in Mauritania
Employment contracts are recommended in Mauritania. Contracts can be in both oral or written formats. Most people choose a written agreement that outlines all information about their job position – monthly wage, compensation, leaves, bonus if applicable, and termination details. Africa HR Solutions is the go-to HR outsourcing partner that provides an end-to-end offering to ensure your business expansion to Mauritania is smooth and in line with all regulatory aspects. We help you in crafting a competitive benefits scheme to attract the brightest talent to your organisation while you focus on running your business.
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