n Africa Country Benchmark Report (ACBR) - #1 Mauritius - country profiles

Volume 2017 Number 1
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Stable, democratic and the African leader on economic and governance indicators, Mauritius is considered one of Africa’s great success stories. The nation of idyllic tropical islands off Africa’s east coast has achieved prosperity through population control, dedication to democratic institutions and progressive economic policies. An open economy is buttressed by a competent, business-friendly bureaucracy and regulations and good government. A longtime continental leader in economic diversification, avoiding economic shock of global price drops for single key commodities – sugar in Mauritius’s case – the country has successfully broadened its economy by creating and growing tourism, information and communications technology (ICT) services and its financial sector. Considerable foreign investment has been directed toward resorts that are among the world’s finest and cater to upper-echelon tourists. Through such growth and an international marketing campaign, Mauritius’s Grand Baie is positioning itself as the Riviera of Africa.

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