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.

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Mauritius Economic Outlook

The economy continues to expand steadily, with GDP growth estimated at 4% in 2017, edging up from 3.9% in 2016. Services contributed the most to growth in 2016, notably financial services (which grew 5.8%), tourism (which grew 5.5%), and information and communication technology (which grew 5.3%). Growth was underpinned by higher household consumption. However, investment remained weak, falling to 17% of GDP in 2016, well below its recent high of 25% in 2012. The short-term economic outlook is positive. GDP growth rates are projected to increase to 4.2% in 2018 and 4.3% in 2019, due to stronger investment, an increase in tourism, and an expected increase in external demand following stronger regional and global growth.

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Key Facts

Capital: Port Louis
Area: 2,000 sq km
Total Population 2017: 1.3 Million
Urban Population 2017: 73.50%
Female Population 2017: 49.70%
GDP: US$ 14.4 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2015: US$ 9,610
Inflation Rate: 2.47%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 10.80%
Human Development Index (rank / 188): 64
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.781
Membership Date: 02/01/1974
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2016): UA 928.2 Million

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Mauritius Liaison Office

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

Phone: + 230 2116172 / +230 2127953

Southern Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office

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

Tel: +27 12 003 6900

Mr Kapil Kapoor, Director General

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