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 obligations. Chapter III is a review of the main publications concerning good democratic governance. It presents the views of experts both from an international and African perspective as well as from a Mauritian perspective. The whole issue of good governance and its correlation (or non-correlation) with economic growth is discussed. Political representation and accountability in Mauritius are discussed in Chapter IV. While most of the institutions i.e. the Legislature, the Executive, the Judiciary and the electoral process are in place and performing well, there still exist some constraints to ensure proper political representation and accountability.