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Religion and Development in Mauritania

April 15, 2020

Religious leaders occupy pivotal and public roles in shaping Mauritania’s economic and political development. In a country where religious and national identity are closely aligned, faith actors are well placed to wield their influence and engage with sensitive social and cultural issues such as child marriage and family planning, yet their various contributions are often poorly understood. This brief offers an overview of education, gender, and health in Mauritania and highlights relevant faith-linked development efforts.

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