Mauritius

Mauritius Economic Outlook

  • The Mauritian economy maintained real growth of 3.2% in 2014, the same as that achieved in 2013, and growth is forecast to strengthen to 3.5% in 2015 and 3.6% in 2016 on the back of increased domestic investment and stronger external demand.
  • Mauritius maintained its position as the most competitive economy in sub-Saharan Africa and witnessed a smooth political transition following parliamentary elections in December 2014.
  • The country’s relatively small geographic size and high population density means that government and non-state actors in Mauritius are in close collaboration to ensure sustainable spatial development plans for the island-economy.

Mauritius and the AfDB

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.

Project Portfolio

Reference Project Status
P-MU-DD0-001 FEASIBILITY STUDY OF THE ISLAND CONTAINER TERMINAL

Categories: Mauritius, Transport

ApprovedAPVD
P-MU-FA0-002 ST. LOUIS POWER STATION REDEVELOPMENT

Categories: Mauritius, Energy & Power

ApprovedAPVD

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Contacts

Mauritius Liaison office

5th Floor, Anglo-Mauritius House
Intendance Street
Port Louis, Mauritius

Phone: + 230 2116172 / +230 2127953

Mr. Karim Mhirsi, Chief Infrastructure Investment Specialist

Southern Africa Resource Center (SARC)

African Development Bank Group
339 Witch-Hazel Avenue
Highveld Ext. 78
Centurion, South Africa

Tel: +27 12 003 6900

Mr. Kennedy Mbekeani, Officer-in-Charge

Key Facts

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Capital: Port Louis
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
Inflation Rate: 3.52%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 11.46%
Human Development Index (rank / 187): 80
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.737
Membership Date: 02/01/1974
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2013): UA 850.2 Million

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