Doing Business Report 2018: Mauritius ranked 25th by the World Bank and confirms its leading position in the Sub-Saharan Africa region.
Mauritius has been ranked 25th out of 190 countries by the World Bank’s Doing Business Report 2018 and Mauritius’ score went from 75.45 as per the revised Doing Business Report to 77.54. This 2.09 increase implies that since last year, the country has improved its business regulations and is narrowing the gap with the global regulatory frontier. The country’s ranking witnessed a significant leap of 24 places with respect to its last year’s.
The Doing Business Report 2018 has reported improvements in ranking in 8 out of 10 indicators namely Starting a Business, Dealing with Construction Permits, Getting Electricity, Registering Property, Paying taxes, Trading Across Borders, Enforcing contracts and Resolving Insolvency. Mauritius is among the league of top 10 countries in the Dealing with Construction Permits and Paying taxes indicator.
Mauritius has consolidated its position as the most competitive economy in Sub Saharan Africa ahead of other countries such as Rwanda (41), Morocco (69), Kenya (80), Botswana (81) and South Africa (82).
Legislative amendments through the Business Facilitation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2017 and a series of administrative reforms undertaken by Ministries and Public Sector Agencies to improve their procedures contributed to the positive result.
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31 October 2017