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Mauritius - Systematic Country Diagnostic (English)

Mauritius has been a success story since independence, moving from low income to uppermiddle-income status. Close public-private partnerships facilitated private sector-led growth in astable macroeconomic and institutional environment. The government implemented an activeindustrial policy to support private sector competitiveness while exploiting global trade nichescreated by preferential access arrangements. As a result, savings were high and reinvested indiversifying the economy. Starting as a mono-cropped, inward-looking economy, Mauritiusmoved toward an export oriented and diversified economy producing textiles, tourism, financialand ICT services. Mauritius is now at a crossroads. On the one hand, it can pursue a path where reinvigorated public investment boosts economic growth and reinforced public assistance enhancesredistribution. On the other hand, it can select a path where private sector identifies constraintsfor growth and the public sector is the enabling agent that removes them, ensuring that proceedsare adequately shared by targeted assistance and improved service delivery. The Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) is intended to assess the priorities of Mauritius to accelerate sustainable economic growth while improving the welfare of the less well off. The SCD aims to understand why income growth among the bottom 40 percent of the population has been low relative to the average income. The SCD also addresses how the rate and structure of aggregate growth can be improved to accelerate income growth among the bottom 40 percent of the population, as well as ensure that overall growth is sustainable.

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  • Document Date

    2015/06/25

  • Document Type

    Systematic Country Diagnostic

  • Report Number

    92703

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Mauritius,

  • Region

    Africa,

  • Disclosure Date

    2015/07/01

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Mauritius - Systematic Country Diagnostic

  • Keywords

    middle class;modernization of the public sector;Technical and Vocational Education;information and communication technology;Poverty and Vulnerability Assessment;Growth and Shared Prosperity;choice of poverty line;per capita consumption growth;small and medium enterprise;annual average daily traffic;active labor market program;male head of household;female labor force participation;short period of time;annual average growth rate;population at large;employment creation;public service delivery;absolute poverty;household income;share of income;labor market institution;Poverty & Inequality;incidence of poverty;distribution of population;Rule of Law;public sector reform;children and youth;relative poverty line;national poverty rate;absolute poverty line;natural hazard;annual productivity growth;competitive private sector;improving service delivery;development of information;consumer price index;high population growth;global competitiveness index;gross investment rate;intellectual property law;improved service delivery;current account balance;medium-term macroeconomic projections;standard of living;increase in consumption;labor market outcome;increase in inequality;elasticity of poverty;social protection system;unit labor costs;children under age;Access to Education;single parent family;free public education;public sector efficiency;high unemployment rate;living in poverty;persistent gender gap;families with child;lack of investment;health care increases;water and wastewater;quality of education;labor market need;inequality will increase;increase in income;private sector demand;quality of learning;Equity in Education;depth of poverty;female labor market;preferential access arrangements;labor force growth;central business district;road accident death;number of water;labor market participation;poverty targeted program;catastrophic health expenditure;catastrophic health spending;disaster risk financing;impact on health;private sector competitiveness;corruption perception index;terms of trade;taxes on goods;national pension fund;trade and competitiveness;public enterprise debt;control of corruption;reallocation of resource;social protection program;ethnic group;employment opportunities;employment opportunity;income growth;annual consumption;human capital;Industrial Policies;social contract;private investment;innovation policy;Innovation Policies;Industrial Policy;aging population;household head;poverty eradication;

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Mauritius - Systematic Country Diagnostic (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/766511467997634206/Mauritius-Systematic-Country-Diagnostic