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Global Competitiveness Report 2017/2018: Mauritius in the lead in Sub-Saharan Africa

Mauritius occupies the leading position in the Sub-Saharan African region for the fourth consecutive year according to the Global Competitiveness Report 2017/2018 published by the World Economic Forum on 27th September 2017. The country ranks 45th out of 137 countries, maintaining the same place as last year. However, its overall score has improved slightly.

The Global Competitiveness Index measures the factors that drive long-term growth and prosperity. It helps policymakers identify challenges to be addressed as well as strengths to be built upon when elaborating strategies for economic growth.

The report categorises Mauritius in a group of 20 countries which are transitioning from Stage 2 to Stage 3. This refers to the shift from an efficiency-driven economy to an Innovation-driven one, in line with government’s objective to attain the high-income-country status.

For more information about the key findings of the Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018, please click here.

27th September 2017