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Mauritius - Country Assistance Strategy (English)

This Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) is selctive in its support of government objectives. Its design is based on the 1995 participatory Country Economic Memorandum and a 1994 Technology Strategy for Competitiveness. This CAS aims to help Mauritius forge a consensus on, and implement, policies supporting productivity growth to: (1) improve the quality and productivity of human resources; (2) develop high-quality and well-targeted public sector services in a low-tax open economy, through improved efficiency of the civil service and of welfare expenditures; (3) enhance private sector competitiveness, focusing on reducing protection and providing incentives to raise productivity, attracting a regeneration of investment, diffusion of new technologies, and improvement of financial, telecommunications, and transport infrastructure; and (4) better manage the environment, addressing ecology and waste treatment in particular. Other sector-specific goals are to transform sugar into an internationally competitive industry, diversify manufacturing into higher value-added product markets, increase the amount each tourist spends, and expand the international services sector threefold. Mauritius' overall objective is to join the ranks of the High-Performing Economies early on in the next century. Based on experience under the last CAS, the present CAS limits lending to those areas where dialogue has reached an advanced stage, and emphasizes: non-lending instruments to strengthen in-country debate in areas not yet close to concensus; continued active portfolio management; and identification of new Bank instruments best suited to Mauritius' evolving needs.

Details

  • Document Date

    1997/03/31

  • Document Type

    Country Assistance Strategy Document

  • Report Number

    16426

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Mauritius,

  • Region

    Africa,

  • Disclosure Date

    2010/06/24

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Mauritius - Country Assistance Strategy

  • Keywords

    equitable access to health care;access to international capital markets;Early Childhood Development;legal and regulatory framework;life expectancy at birth;civil service reform program;implementation of policy reform;coastal and marine ecosystems;civil society at large;national environmental action plan;leading causes of mortality;private sector support program;Vocational and Technical Training;Certificate of Primary Education;civil service wage bill;Information, Education and Communication;tertiary education enrollment;provision of infrastructure;build operate transfer;tertiary health care;human resource development;private sector competitiveness;sales tax rate;secondary school leaver;tourist arrival;productivity gain;Labor Market;increase productivity;treatment of waste;foreign direct investment;exchange rate stability;mass transit system;access to capital;secondary school enrollment;global environmental fund;private sector delivery;gdp growth rate;vocational training board;Board of Investment;Land Registration System;rate of growth;independent regulatory agency;access to skill;labor market reform;regulation and supervision;payment clearing system;double taxation agreement;competitive private sector;private sector financing;cost of delay;educated labor force;high quality education;weights and measure;environment for investors;electronic data interchange;annual average growth;domestic consumer price;increasing tax revenue;average educational attainment;income support scheme;social insurance system;public sector financing;school age population;rapid transit system;health sector management;integrated transport strategy;distribution of household;faculty of science;incentives for investment;quality of product;financial service sector;active portfolio management;real interest rate;Exchange rate policies;exchange rate policy;provision of good;real output growth;Solid Waste Management;public sector service;rigid labor market;fruit and vegetable;private training center;private pension systems;average production cost;government's development goal;area of education;public health problem;per capita income;private sector partnership;large urban centers;seminars and workshops;public sector participation;status of woman;income tax return;overseas development assistance;private sector activity;income support program;unpaid family worker;health care service;human capital development;social program;compulsory education;real wage;public expenditure;government's strategy;productivity gap;sugar sector;Higher Education;international service;welfare state;global market;aging population;Infant Mortality;tourism;import duty;universal completion;domestic saving;basic pension;garment industry;inflation rate;social cohesion;external environment;train service;international market;stable currency;fiscal policy;Fiscal policies;labor productivity;government development;wage setting;marginal benefit;Financial Sector;urban development;child welfare;university program;government objective;live birth;work force;government service;free access;investment program;productive sector;affluent population;productivity growth;welfare expenditure;tax system;private service;world market;secondary road;household income;core service;preferential access;headcount index;competitive rate;business partnership;Public Infrastructure;promotional effort;cheap labor;bank product;textile industry;financial infrastructure;Population Growth;inefficient firms;entrepreneurial skill;waste treatment;local market;sugar price;Technology Diffusion;Tax Reform;strategic investor;bilateral arrangement;reservation system;foreign currency;environmental regulation;cross-country experience;disadvantaged family;welfare program;education performance;tax burden;import good;short term impact;short-term impact;trade assistance;alternative financing;investment fund;bank group;bank assistance;bond issue;bank activity;fiscal revenue;technology development;political parties;political party

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Mauritius - Country Assistance Strategy (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/182011468051286347/Mauritius-Country-Assistance-Strategy