The Government of Mauritius has made introducing a RIA system a priority, with a view to improving the business environment and promoting the country as an attractive base for trade and investment. The implementation of the new RIA framework is taking place in the context of a series of policy, economic and institutional reforms aimed at moving Mauritius towards the status of a high-income economy. The OECD has been working with the government of Mauritius to assist in these efforts by providing tailored recommendations based on best practice good regulatory practices from OECD member countries.
This report presents the OECD recommendations on how establish a RIA framework in Mauritius. These recommendations are based on an analysis of the strengths and challenges, as well as on extensive engagement with stakeholders, within and external to the Mauritian administration. They also draw on lessons learned from RIA implementation in a range of countries, an initial benchmarking of RIA-related best practices, and guidance material from relevant jurisdictions. The recommendations aim to ensure that an evidence-based approach to decision making is implemented within the Mauritian rule-making processes, through systematic and institutionalised ex ante scrutiny of new regulatory proposals.
For further information, please contact Richard Alcorn, OECD Regulatory Policy Division.