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The Export of Tradeable Services in Mauritius

A Commonwealth Case Study in Economic Transformation

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How can developing country governments seek to initiate the economic transformation that so many desire?



For many countries the dramatic shift from low to high added-value activities will involve the export of tradeable services, particularly professional services. The authors look in detail at the services-driven economic transformation that is occurring in Mauritius, and make specific recommendations for improvements in infrastructure, human resource capacity and the regulatory environment.



The service sectors examined here – financial services, information and communication technologies, health care services, and human resources services – offer lessons that have much to teach economic planners in other developing country economies.

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Introduction

Global demand for knowledge-intensive services sectors (finance, business services, education and healthcare) is growing at breakneck speed; they face less competition than manufacturing from low-cost countries and suffer less than manufacturing from the rise in energy cost?. Financial Times, 17?18 September 2006.

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