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Why Mauritius


Mauritius is internationally reputed for its impressive economic track record realised over the last twenty-five years. The country has experienced sustained economic growth for more than two decades and has successfully transformed itself from a monocrop agrarian economy into a robust and diversified economy resting on four main pillars, namely, agriculture, manufacturing, tourism and financial & business services. 

However, in the wake of globalisation and trade liberalisation, it has now become important for the country to further consolidate its economic base and transform itself into a leading ICT hub in the region. In this perspective, the Government has clearly earmarked the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector as one of the priority areas for development. The Government resolutely endeavours to develop the ICT sector as the third pillar of the Mauritian economy and an important engine of economic growth. There is also an unfailing commitment from all the relevant stakeholders to transform Mauritius into a Cyber Island and to develop ICT as an important pillar of the economy. 

The developments in the ICT sector have so far been rapid, sustained and above all very encouraging. Unlike other sectors of the economy, the ICT sector in Mauritius has been resilient to the present financial crisis and is today a fast growing and promising sector with a huge potential for job and wealth creation.
The unique blend of advantages which makes Mauritius a competitive outsourcing destination for ICT and BPO services include, among others:

      Appropriate legal framework
      Skilled and bilingual manpower (English/French)
      State-of-the-art telecommunications
      Modern ICT Habitats and Technology Parks
      Business friendly and conducive market environment
      Favourable time zone (GMT + 4)
      Strategic Hub for African and French speaking markets
      World class banking facilities
 

​Indices ​Rank
World Bank Doing Business Survey 2013 ​19th out of 185 countries
1st in Africa
​Ibrahim Index of African Governance 2013 1st out of 53 African countries
Global Competitiveness Index 2013-2014 ​45th out of 142 countries
Democracy Index 2013 ​39th out of 167 countries
International Property Rights Index  2013 40th out of 129 countries
​Index of Economic Freedom 2013 8th out of 183 countries
ICT Development Index (IDI) 2013 ​2nd in Africa
72th out of 152 countries
A.T. Kearney Location Index Report  2011 36th out of 50 countries
Amongst 30 top offshore locations according to Gartner
Mauritius is among Top 3 in Africa for all indexes