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			: Challenges of Sustained Growth

Mauritius : Challenges of Sustained Growth »

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): James Yao , Gamal El-Masry , Padamja Khandelwal , and Emilio Sacerdoti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064164.058

ISBN: 9781589064164

Keywords: Development, Economic growth, inflation, monetary policy, financial system, export sector, banking

Mauritius has achieved remarkable success since its independence in 1968. It has one of the highest per capita GDPs in Africa, the economy has diversified from complete dependence on the sugar crop, into textiles,...

Chapter 3. Asia’s Most Dollarized Economy: Causes and Consequences

Chapter 3. Asia’s Most Dollarized Economy: Causes and Consequences »

Source: Cambodia : Entering a New Phase of Growth

Series: Books

Author(s): Olaf Unteroberdoerster

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 February 2014

ISBN: 9781475560787

Keywords: banking, financial stability, banking system, financial system, financial sector

Cambodia has made great strides toward macroeconomic and political stability over the past decade. Following decades of civil war and the Khmer Rouge regime, reconstruction efforts began in the mid-1990s. Th...

Chapter 5. What Can Go Wrong? Shifting Vulnerabilities as Asia Rebalances

Chapter 5. What Can Go Wrong? Shifting Vulnerabilities as Asia Rebalances »

Source: Cambodia : Entering a New Phase of Growth

Series: Books

Author(s): Olaf Unteroberdoerster

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 February 2014

ISBN: 9781475560787

Keywords: banking, financial stability, banking system, financial system, financial sector

At the current juncture, Cambodia is displaying some hybrid economic features—still mostly those of a low-income country but including some aspects of an emerging market economy. It best exemplifies this dua...

CHAPTER 9. Medium-Term Challenges and Concluding Remarks

CHAPTER 9. Medium-Term Challenges and Concluding Remarks »

Source: Mauritius : Challenges of Sustained Growth

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): James Yao , Gamal El-Masry , Padamja Khandelwal , and Emilio Sacerdoti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2005

ISBN: 9781589064164

Keywords: Development, Economic growth, inflation, monetary policy, financial system, export sector, banking

The Factors Behind Sustained Growth The discussion in the previous chapters leads to some key conclusions. First, the Mauritian growth performance since the 1970s has been exceptiona...

CHAPTER 1. Overview

CHAPTER 1. Overview »

Source: Mauritius : Challenges of Sustained Growth

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): James Yao , Gamal El-Masry , Padamja Khandelwal , and Emilio Sacerdoti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2005

ISBN: 9781589064164

Keywords: Development, Economic growth, inflation, monetary policy, financial system, export sector, banking

The purpose of this paper is to present the remarkable achievements of the economy of Mauritius since independence, and to highlight the factors that have made this performance possible. The record is impres...

CHAPTER 2. Outstanding Growth Performance

CHAPTER 2. Outstanding Growth Performance »

Source: Mauritius : Challenges of Sustained Growth

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): James Yao , Gamal El-Masry , Padamja Khandelwal , and Emilio Sacerdoti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2005

ISBN: 9781589064164

Keywords: Development, Economic growth, inflation, monetary policy, financial system, export sector, banking

Mauritius’s Initial Conditions Mauritius is a small island economy in a remote section of the Indian Ocean. The island was visited by Malays, Arabs, and Portuguese in the sixteenth c...

CHAPTER 3. Sectoral Diversification and Openness

CHAPTER 3. Sectoral Diversification and Openness »

Source: Mauritius : Challenges of Sustained Growth

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): James Yao , Gamal El-Masry , Padamja Khandelwal , and Emilio Sacerdoti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2005

ISBN: 9781589064164

Keywords: Development, Economic growth, inflation, monetary policy, financial system, export sector, banking

Main Trends in Diversification Table 3.1 sketches a brief synopsis of the history of industrial transformation in Mauritius, indicating which were the principal growt...

CHAPTER 4. The Role of Institutions

CHAPTER 4. The Role of Institutions »

Source: Mauritius : Challenges of Sustained Growth

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): James Yao , Gamal El-Masry , Padamja Khandelwal , and Emilio Sacerdoti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2005

ISBN: 9781589064164

Keywords: Development, Economic growth, inflation, monetary policy, financial system, export sector, banking

A critical question in the search for an explanation of Mauritius’s successful growth performance is why the Mauritian economy has been able to continuously diversify its production base. Broadly, t...

CHAPTER 5. Labor Market and Educational System

CHAPTER 5. Labor Market and Educational System »

Source: Mauritius : Challenges of Sustained Growth

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): James Yao , Gamal El-Masry , Padamja Khandelwal , and Emilio Sacerdoti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2005

ISBN: 9781589064164

Keywords: Development, Economic growth, inflation, monetary policy, financial system, export sector, banking

Despite strong economic growth, averaging just below 6 percent per year over the last two decades, a “U”-curve phenomenon of Mauritian unemployment can be observed (Figure 5.1). The unemployment rate plunged...

CHAPTER 6. Fiscal Developments

CHAPTER 6. Fiscal Developments »

Source: Mauritius : Challenges of Sustained Growth

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): James Yao , Gamal El-Masry , Padamja Khandelwal , and Emilio Sacerdoti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2005

ISBN: 9781589064164

Keywords: Development, Economic growth, inflation, monetary policy, financial system, export sector, banking

Over the past 25 years, Mauritius’s public finances have experienced three distinct phases: large fiscal deficits in the early 1980s, followed by a period of fiscal consolidation and discipline during the la...