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 agriculture, fishing and small tourism sector. The economic gain for Rodriguans was small and combined with severe climatic conditions a negative impact was experienced in the agrarian economy. This briefing analysis how Mauritian citizens assess the country's economic management and living conditions.