Mauritius Scored 1st in sub-Saharan Africa for 2019 on the Global Competitiveness Index
The Global Competitiveness Scale is an annual report produced by the World Economic Forum that examines the primary factors that drive prosperity and productivity across 141 economies. The Global Competitiveness Report for 2019 states that data for the scale is collected and organized into “12 pillars, these being: Institutions; Infrastructure; ICT adoption; Macroeconomic stability; Health; Skills; Product Market; Labour Market; Financial System; Market Size; Business Dynamism; and Innovation Capability.” A country is then scored in these various segments and the total result determines their global ranking. The 0-to-100 scale, with 100 representing an ideal score, is used by countries to analyze their progress and international competitiveness.
Mauritius is the regional leader in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a global rank of 52nd, followed by South Africa (60th), Namibia (94th) and Rwanda (100th). Mauritius improved from their 2018 score by 0.6 points, showing gradual and steady progress. The report details that Mauritius has high security standards, a strong commitment to sustainability, continuously improving infrastructure, developed social capital and shows increasing adoption of ICT. The island is internationally considered as one of the most open countries that provides an environment conducive to doing business.
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