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. Out of 137 countries, the country maintains its same ranking, at 45th, however with a slightly improved overall score.
The Global Competitiveness Index measures the factors that drive long-term growth and prosperity. When expanding strategies for economic growth, the Index helps policymakers identify challenges to be addressed as well as strengths to be built upon.
The report categorises Mauritius in a group of 20 countries which are transitioning from Stage 2, an efficiency-driven economy, to Stage 3 an Innovation-driven economy, in line with government’s objective to attain the high-income-country status.