Index of Economic Freedom: Mauritius Maintains Its First Position in Sub-Saharan Africa
05.03.2018 - Port Luis / Mauritius has maintained its first position as a "mostly free" economy in Sub-Saharan Africa and has been ranked 21st out of 180 countries with a score of 75,1 in the 24th Index of Economic Freedom published by the Heritage Foundation.
The country has recorded an increase of 0,4 points with improvements in scores for government integrity and property rights indicators.
The Heritage Foundation has rated Mauritius for its efficient and transparent regulatory environment which supports relatively broad-based economic development, and its competitive tax rates, prudent banking practices and a fairly flexible labour code which facilitates private-sector growth.
According to the 2018 Index, in Sub-Saharan Africa most of the 47 graded nations are "mostly unfree", and more than half of the world's "repressed" economies, 12 out of 21, are in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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