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Mauritius

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 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.

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Key Facts

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Capital: Port Louis
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
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 (1967-2015): UA 928.2 Million

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Project Portfolio

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

Categories: Mauritius, Transport

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

Categories: Mauritius, Energy & Power

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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