“It is going to be a great achievement if Mauritius can find productive employment for its population without a serious reduction in the existing standard of living. The outlook for peaceful development is weak.” – James Meade, British Nobel Prize Winning Economist writing in 1961.
This article will explore the history of Mauritius economic development, from an economy almost entirely reliant on revenue from sugar cane prior to independence to the most stable and secure market in Africa with globally relevant financial services and tourism industries.
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