How did Mauritius manage to succeed in economic reformation?
The reformation of countries has been very important in the growth and existence of many countries through the ages. A recent article in the Daily Maverick by Greg Mills focus to answer the very important question of why do countries reform? This is a very insightful article.
Greg Mills starts off by referring to the current reformation in South Africa with the change in presidency. This was long awaited by the South African people, the removal of President Jacob Zuma and the arrival of new hope in the form of Cyril Ramahposa. For many South Africans, this change in presidency marks the start of a new era, provides hope for a country that has been taking knocks in its economy and the start of an economic reformation.
What makes this article very interesting is the perspective that Greg Mills gives regarding economic reformation. Looking at African countries and the reformation over the years of some of the countries. The article focus on the success of Mauritius in economic reformation. Mauritius is currently leading economic reformation when it comes to African governance.
The article looks at the recent World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business where Mauritius ranked 25th worldwide, the top Sub-Saharan African country with Rwanda coming in 2nd and ranked 41st. Mauritius again came out on top of the African rankings on the Ibrahim Index of African Governance, which is defined as the provision of the political, social and economic public goods.
Greg Mills then goes on to look at the path of prosperity of Mauritius and why they were so successful in economic reformation. Looking back at the history and changes in government that pave the way forward to the success that Mauritius enjoys today. He discuss this economic reformation with Paul Bérenger who was the leader of the opposition Mauritian Militant Movement (MMM) in 1969. Paul Bérenger shares his insights on the economic reformation that has brought Mauritius the economic success it has today.
To read this very insightful article, click HERE