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Promoting the Effectiveness of Democracy Protection Institutions in Southern Africa The Ombudsman and the National Human Rights Commission of Mauritius

"This report, commissioned by EISA is an assessment of two democracy protection institutions (DPIs) in Mauritius, namely the Ombudsman and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). The report examines the Ombudsman, whose role and functions are...

An Analysis of the Implementation of the African Peer Review Mechanism in Ghana, Kenya and Mauritius

"This paper examines the implementation of African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) in Ghana, Kenya and Mauritius. First to voluntarily submit to review by the APRM, all three countries have devised different working models at the national level...

Mauritius Electoral Reform Process

Key to both its economic and political success has been the ability of the country's ethnically diverse populations to balance their communal interests in a multicultural setting. This paper discusses the Electoral Reform Process as well as the...

Consolidating Democratic Governance in the SADC Region: Mauritius

The reports starts with a brief introduction to Mauritius, outlining aspects such as its current economic situation, the major political milestones since independence in 1968, and the Mauritian stance with regard to its regional and international ...

Mauritius: Recent history and current developments

"The small, strategically located Indian Ocean island of Mauritius changed government on 11 June, 1982. Press reports indicated that the new government might disrupt the relations between Port Louis and Pretoria. This Brief Report focusses on the...

Mauritius: A change in direction?

"The people of Mauritius surprised observers, for the second time in 14 months, in the election held on 21 August, 1983. Mauritians proved that the islands were one of the few functioning African multiparty democracies by electing a new coalition...

Winds of Change? Attitudes toward Renewable Energy Policy in Mauritius

"Most Mauritians support a move toward renewable energies even if it will raise their electricity bills, a good starting point for the government’s decarbonization strategy. Support for clean energy is particularly strong among better-educated, em...

Infrastructure Development and Financing in Sub-Saharan Africa: Toward a Framework for Capacity Enhancement

"Of the world’s developing regions, Sub-Saharan Africa has the worst infrastructure deficit, with studies pointing to lost growth opportunities. This study presents in one document information previously dispersed on the region’s infrastructure st...

Public Trust in Institutions, Satisfaction with Democracy Decline in Mauritius

Mauritius’ commitment to good governance is embodied in its Ministry of Financial Services and Good Governance, created after the Alliance Lepep came to power in 2014 (Fakun, 2016). The Ibrahim Index of African Governance vouches for the quality...

Mauritius and its First Woman President

The appointment of the first woman president of Mauritius, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim marked a momentous occasion in the political history of the island. As president of Mauritius, what is her job description as set out in the Constitution if not to upho...

The Future of Emerging Economies' Energy Mix : Lessons from Mauritius

"One of the least understood but potentially important trends in the energy field is the way in which the development priorities of small developing islands and emerging economies are shaping energy markets. Given that climate change is likely to ...

Islands Drifting Apart? A Comparative Analysis of the Socio-Economic Experience of Rodrigues and Mauritius

Mauritius is one of the leading economies in sub-Saharan Africa. Citizens on the main land have benefited from the economic growth of the past years. This however cannot be said from the Island of Rodrigues as their economy is still reliant on agr...

Popular Attitudes Toward Democracy in Mauritius

This briefing paper discusses democracy as viewed by Mauritians and compare this to other African countries.The survey is also looking at the level of rejection for non-democratic alternatives. A closer look at voting patterns and participation in...

Migration and Development in Contemporary Mauritius

Focusing mainly on international labour migration, and viewing it within the context of a global division of labour, this policy brief provides an account of migration and development in contemporary Mauritius. The first part deals with conception...

Climate-smart Agriculture in Mauritius

Agriculture in Mauritius occupies about 40% of the land area and includes about 22,000 small-scale individual sugarcane planters, and about 12,000 small growers of food crops, tea, tobacco, palm, fruit and flowers. Agriculture in Mauritius is domi...

Majority of Mauritians Say Living Conditions are Good, but Many Question Country's direction

In a stable political environment since independence in 1968, Mauritius transformed itself from a low-income country dependent on sugar into an upper-middle-income country with growing wealth creation from financial services, tourism, and other se...

The Southern African Regional Clothing and Textile Industry: Case Studies of Malawi, Mauritius and Zimbabwe

"In the regional context, the SADC Trade and Investment Protocol - that is intended to further liberalise intra-regional trade in Southern Africa - has set in motion a wave of new opportunities and threats for clothing and textile firms in the reg...

Textiles and Clothing in SADC: Key Issues and Policy Perspectives

"Industrial sectors across the SADC region differ from one another in terms of size, structure and competitiveness. The shifting of market boundaries and the improvement of market access is going to have a significant impact on the size, structur...

Policy for Industrial Development: A Case Study of the Clothing Industry in Mauritius

"A major cause of the economic success enjoyed by Mauritius was the rapid growth of the clothing industry. This policy brief presents the key industrial policies responsible for developing the clothing industry. The brief also highlights the chall...

Political Governance, Conflict Management and Anti-Corruption Policies

"Mauritius is regularly cited as an example of political stability and democracy at both the regional and global level. The Mauritian model has, over the decades, ensured that each component of our complex socio‐cultural fabric is represented at t...

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