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In the early years of the 21st Century

Description: Description: Mauritius

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In Mauritius, extreme weather events can have significant impacts due to the island nation’s geographical location and climate conditions.  Mauritius experiences intense rainfall events, especially during cyclones and tropical storms. The country faces environmental risks due to rising temperatures, sea levels, coastal erosion, and coral bleaching.adapted from Microsoft BING Copilot

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The World Factbook - Mauritius

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency CIA

[accessed 3 January 2020]

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[accessed 6 January 2021]

The economy currently depends on sugar, tourism, textiles and apparel, and financial services, but is expanding into fish processing, information and communications technology, education, and hospitality and property development. Sugarcane is grown on about 90% of the cultivated land area but sugar makes up only around 3-4% of national GDP. Authorities plan to emphasize services and innovation in the coming years. After several years of slow growth, government policies now seek to stimulate economic growth in five areas: serving as a gateway for international investment into Africa; increasing the use of renewable energy; developing smart cities; growing the ocean economy; and upgrading and modernizing infrastructure, including public transportation, the port, and the airport.

GDP - per capita (PPP): $22,300 (2017 est.)

Labor force - by occupation:

agriculture: 8%

industry: 29.8%

services: 62.2% (2014 est.)

Unemployment rate: 7.1% (2017 est.)

Population below poverty line: 8% (2006 est.)

Maternal mortality rate: 61 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)

Infant mortality rate: total: 9 deaths/1,000 live births

Life expectancy at birth: total population: 76.5 years

Drinking water source: improved: total: 100% of population

Physicians density: 2.6 physicians/1,000 population (2019)

Sanitation facility access: improved: total: 99.5% of population

Electricity access: electrification - total population: 100% (2016)

The Borgen Project - Mauritius

[accessed 21 February 2021]

The Borgen Project works with U.S. leaders to utilize the United States’ platform behind efforts toward improving living conditions for the world’s poor.  It is an innovative, national campaign that is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy.  It believes that leaders of the most powerful nation on earth should be doing more to address global poverty. From ending segregation to providing women with the right to vote, nearly every wrong ever righted in history was achieved through advocacy. The Borgen Project addresses the big picture, operating at the political level advancing policies and programs that improve living conditions for those living on less than $1 per day.

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The World Bank in Mauritius

[accessed 21 April 2021]

The World Bank's role in Mauritius is evolving, reflecting the country's past success in gaining access to capital markets.

Looking back a few years …

Advameg, Inc., Encyclopedia of the Nations

[accessed 3 January 2020]

The Mauritius economy, diverse and conservatively managed, is based on export-oriented manufacturing (mainly clothing), sugar, and tourism. Most of production is done by private enterprise, with the government largely limiting its role to providing institutional facilities and incentives for production. Nearly 275 garment factories were operating in the Export Processing Zones (EPZ's) of Mauritius in 1999.

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