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Why Mauritius

The Republic of Mauritius is a small Island state nested in the Indian Ocean between Africa and the Indian Sub- continent. A democratic country based on the Westminster model of the United Kingdom. Mauritius reckons different accolades as a ‘High Income’ country. The table below illustrates some of the national achievements of the Mauritius.

No INDEX GLOBAL RANK AFRICA RANK
1 World Bank Doing Business 2020 13 out of 190 countries 1st
2 Global Competitiveness Index 2019– World Economic Forum 54 out of 140 countries 1st
3 Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance 2019 1st
4 Global Cybersecurity Index 2017 6th Worldwide 1st in Africa
5 Global Peace Index 2017 22nd Worldwide 1st in Sub-Saharan Africa
6 Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2017 70 out of 180 countries 1st in Africa
7 OECD Global Forum (2017) Mauritius has been rated by as “compliant” jurisdiction
8 “Paradise Papers” OECD blacklist (2017) Mauritius was not featured on the OECD blacklist 1st
9 Contribution to FDI in India (2017) 1st among the main contributors to FDI in India, 1st
10 Agreement with Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) – 2017 Mauritius become the 21st country to sign the TFTA out of 26 African countries
11 Fintech Hub (2017) This sector in Mauritius has been one of the most dynamic in 2017
12 Integrated Reporting in Mauritius by INCE (2017) To highlight the growing importance of integrated reporting for investors and companies Worldwide 1st
13 Capital Raising Platform of Substance for 2017 (SEM – Stock Exchange of Mauritius) Strengthen the Position of the SEM for Niche International Product Strengthen the Position of the SEM for well-established African Issuers
14 Ease of Doing Business by the World Bank’s Report 2018 25th Worldwide 1st in Africa
15 Business Facilitation Act (BFA) 2017 – Miscellaneous Provisions The BFA Act aim is to boost investment by eliminating regulatory and administrative bottlenecks.
16 Economic Development Board (EDB) – 2017 Set up by EDB Act to consolidate entities involved in the investment promotion chain in view of ensuring greater coherence in policies and actions implementation
17 Special Economic Zones (SEZ) – 2017 Mauritius signs an agreement for the development of the first SEZ in Senegal. Expected that this agreement will reinforce the intra-African relationship & open up new economic space for Mauritian businessmen and investors on the African continent
18 E-government development Index 2016 58th Worldwide 1st in Africa
19 Global Innovation Index 2017 64th Worldwide
20 International Film Business Awards 2017 Mauritius won the prestigious “Best Shooting Destination”

 

No INDEX GLOBAL RANK AFRICA RANK
1 World Bank Doing Business 2020 13 out of 190 countries 1st
2 Global Competitiveness Index 2019 – World Economic Forum 54 out of 140 countries 1st
3 Corruption Perceptions Index 2019 – (Transparency International) 52 out of 180 countries 3rd
4 International Property Rights Index 2019 40 out of 128 countries 1st
5 Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance 2019 1st
6 Press Freedom Index 2019 – (Reporters without Borders) 58 out of 180 countries 5th
7 The A.T. Kearney Global Services Location Index 2019 30 out of 50 countries 2nd
8 2018 Index of Economic Freedom – (Heritage Foundation) 25 out of 180 countries 1st
9 Economic Freedom of the World 2019- (Fraser Institute) 8 out of 162 countries 1st
10 Human Development Index 2019 66 out of 188 countries 2nd
11 Democracy Index 2019 – The Economist Intelligence Unit – Full Democracy 17 out of 167 countries 1st
12 Mercer’s 2019 Quality of Living Survey 83 out of 230 countries 1st
13 Forbes Survey of Best Countries for Business 2019 39 out of 161 countries 1st
14 The Travel and Tourism Competitiveness 2019 54 out of 136 countries 1st
15 Social Progress Index 2019 44 out of 149 countries 1st

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