Mauritius: A successful small island developing state

Boopen Seetanah, Raja Vinesh Sannassee, Robin Nunkoo

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The economic upturn and performance of Mauritius is a far cry from predictions made in the 1960s. The island’s remarkable economic performance since the 1980s can been attributed to a multitude of factors instrumental to the success of the economy, including structural reforms, outward looking export orientated strategies, diversification in the manufacturing, tourism and financial services sectors amongst others, sound economic governance and institutions, and significant investment in human capital. This book attempts to provide a detailed analysis of the various key ingredients which have helped to propel Mauritius to its current status. The various chapters provide important readings for both academics and policymakers, with the final chapter providing key policy strategies which the government needs to implement to help Mauritius graduate to the next level of development: namely to that of a high-income economy and, in moving out of the middle-income trap, laying the foundations for future growth and shared prosperity in the light of both domestic challenges and global constraints.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages204
ISBN (Electronic)9780429552953
ISBN (Print)9781857439717
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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