Government policy in Mauritius is firmly centred on promoting foreign and domestic investment. In recent years Mauritius has been especially intent on attracting FDI from emerging economies. Multiple reforms have been undertaken in this perspective, including strengthening legal provisions for investor protection, opening most economic sectors to foreign ownership, establishing the Mauritius Board of Investment, and widespread simplification of doing business procedures.
To reinforce these reforms and continue to improve its business climate, the government of Mauritius, in partnership with the OECD and NEPAD, began a comprehensive review of its investment policies in 2012.
The resulting review finds that, while numerous policy advances have been achieved, several systemic challenges have come to the fore in recent years. To address these, the review makes a series of recommendations in the form of policy options. These have been discussed in detail with government stakeholders, and some have already been reflected in the government budget for 2013-2014.
>> Read the executive summary and key recommendations (pdf)
The review is based on the OECD Policy Framework for Investment and undertaken within the framework of the NEPAD-OECD Africa Investment Initiative with the support of the Government of Finland. It is due to be published in late 2013.
DOCUMENTS AND LINKS
Executive summary and key recommendations (pdf)
Policy Framework for Investment
List of all investment policy reviews
NEPAD-OECD Africa Investment Initiative
Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises