Mauritius: A model of diversification

GTR Africa 2019
March 14-15, 2019

Simon Cook participated in a panel discussion, "Mauritius: A model of diversification," at GTR Africa 2019 on March 14, 2019.

In the 50 years since gaining independence, Mauritius has transformed itself from an economy based on sugar, textiles and high-end tourism with a GDP per capital of US$200 to an offshore financial services centre and an international hub for intra-African and south-south trade of US$10,000, putting itself closer to the World Bank’s high income status category.

The discussion highlighted key lessons and provided an update on market developments, including: