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African Economic Outlook 2006

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This fact-filled reference book brings the reader the latest available economic information for most of the economies of Africa.  Drawing on the expertise of both the African Development Bank and the OECD, it opens with an overview that examines the international environment, macroeconomic performance, progress towards attaining the Millennium Development Goals, and governance and political issues.  This edition includes a special section on transport infrastructure issues.  The second part provides individual country reports for 30 countries.  Each country report provides an assessment of recent economic performance, projections for 2006 and 2007, an examination of structural issues, and a discussion of the political and social context.  The statistical annex presents 23 tables comparing economic and social variables across all the countries of Africa.

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Mauritius

OECD Development Centre

Mauritius has one of the highest standards of living in Africa. It enjoyed sustained growth of more than 6 per cent in the 1990s and reached GDP per capita of $11 287 (in PPP terms) in 2003. The traditional engines of growth in Mauritius have been sugar, textiles, and tourism. More recently, Mauritius has diversified into financial services and information and computer technologies (ICT). Mauritius has one of the most competitive economies, ranked first in Africa, and 23rd worldwide for its business activity facility. Mauritius is now a middle-income country as a result of good...

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