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close this bookThe Courier N 137 - January - February 1993 Dossier: Development and Cooperation - Country Report: Mauritania (EC Courier, 1993, 100 p.)
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AFRICA-CARIBBEAN-PACIFIC - EUROPEAN COMMUNITY

MEETING POINT: Manuel Marin

Over the past few months, we have seen what must be called a redefinition of the Community's development policy. Vice-President Manuel Marin, just confirmed by Commission President Jacques Delors as Development Commissioner, with his responsibilities extended to cover Latin America and Asia, outlines some of the main features of this new policy.

ACP-EEC: New guidelines for EC development aid

Last November in Brussels European Development Ministers adopted a number of documents setting out a new approach to the Community's development cooperation policy in the run-up to the year 2000. They issued an important declaration which we publish in this issue.

COUNTRY REPORT

MAURITANIA: For three years now Mauritania has been excluded from the international scene, on both the political and the economic levels. This explains its determination to carry out its democratisation process successfully, find a solution to the crisis with Senegal and conclude the negotiation of its structural adjustment programmes.

Traditional Mauritanian society is still highly stratified, although this is being disrupted by drought, the emergence of an urban wage sector, the extension of road transport, population movements and education.

DOSSIER: Development and cooperation

Over the years, the lack of economic progress in the Third World has given rise to numerous theories about development. New policies and strategies have been adopted, but so far to no avail. Is it the concept of development itself, or the approach to it, that is wrong? Our Dossier investigates.