- Growth slowed from 3.4% in 2012 to 3.3% in 2013 on the back of weak external demand and muted domestic investment. Forecasts for 2014 and 2015 show a rebound with the growth rate rising to 3.5% and 4.1% respectively.
- Benefiting from wide-ranging structural reforms since 2006 and sound macroeconomic management during the global economic crisis, Mauritius in 2013 overtook South Africa to become the most competitive economy in sub-Saharan Africa, although emerging challenges in governance and structural bottlenecks in education are a concern for investors.
The Bank Group’s Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for Mauritius (2009–2013) approved by the Board in September, 2009 (ADB/DB/WP/2009/146) expires at the end of 2013. Designed to help the economy respond to the global economic downturn while supporting the country’s development priorities, it is anchored on two pillars: (i) reducing structural bottlenecks to competitiveness and trade and (ii) enhancing public sector efficiency and social service delivery.
Transforming the Education Sector in Mauritius: E-Education and Adaptive Learning
Statistical Capacity Building Programme - Phase II (SCB II)
Mauritius Liaison office
5th Floor, Anglo-Mauritius House
Port Louis, Mauritius
Phone: + 230 2116172 / +230 2127953
Mr. Karim Mhirsi, Chief Infrastructure Investment Specialist
|Area:||2,000 sq km|
|Total Population 2013:||1.2 Million|
|Urban Population 2013:||41.77%|
|Female Population 2013:||50.65%|
|GDP:||US$ 13.2 Billion|
|GNI Per Capita 2013:||US$ 8,570|
|Crude Birth Rate (per 1000):||11.46%|
|Human Development Index (rank / 187):||80|
|Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1):||0.737|
|Cumulative Approvals (1967-2013):||UA 850.2 Million|