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.
- The Mauritian economy grew by 3.7% in 2015 – slightly more than the 3.6% recorded in 2014 – and is projected to grow by 3.8% in 2016 and 4.0% in 2017 on the back of stronger domestic and external demand.
- Mauritius was rated as the best performing economy in Africa and was ranked 46th out of 140 economies in the latest edition of the World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report.
- The government introduced an innovative urban development approach, consisting of 8 “Smart Cities” and 5 techno-parks, in an effort to boost sustainable economic growth and enhance the competitiveness of Mauritius.
|Area:||2,000 sq km|
|Total Population 2015:||1.2 Million|
|Urban Population 2015:||41.77%|
|Female Population 2015:||50.65%|
|GDP:||US$ 13.2 Billion|
|GNI Per Capita 2015:||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 (1967-2015):||UA 928.2 Million|