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The Mauritius National Vision lays out the country's pathway to having a high-income, sustainable and inclusive economy.

Since independence in 1968, Mauritius has transformed into a diversified upper-middle-income economy, benefitting from dynamic industrial, financial and tourism sectors and high levels of human development. Increased economic activity has also adversely affected the environment. Marine and air pollution coupled with the island’s vulnerability to climate change has made building a resource-efficient and resilient economy essential to overcome the effects of environmental shocks.

The overarching Mauritius National Vision (previously its Vision 2030) sets out to tackle environmental and social challenges, as well as achieve the country’s ambition of becoming a high-income, sustainable and inclusive economy. A Three-Year Strategic Plan 2017-2020, entitled ‘Rising to the Challenge of our Ambitions’ was also launched in June 2017, aiming to address pressing challenges through action in key growth sectors. A green economy was named as an approach to implement low-carbon growth and renewable energy strategies in agriculture, manufacturing, waste management and tourism. The following ‘Three-Year Strategic Plan: Pursuing Our Transformative Journey 2018/19-2020/21′, mainstreams Inclusive Green Economy (IGE) principles within sectoral strategic planning.

PAGE has supported the achievement of the country’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and several SDGs, including SDGs 1 (No Poverty), 4 (Quality Education), 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), 13 (Climate Action) and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals).  Mauritius has also directly recognised PAGE as contributing to their achievements in the Voluntary National Review (VNR) of its SDGs during the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF).

With an economy highly dependent on tourism and imports, Mauritius was hard-hit by the impacts of COVID-19. 

PAGE will be providing additional support targeted to a green economic recovery in Mauritius following a proposal developed in late 2020. The work will focus on strengthening the enabling environment and developing incentive measures for promoting a sustainable agro-processing industry and SME development. This will begin with a macroeconomic modelling exercise to forecast green jobin the agriculture and food sectors and assess the impacts of the economic stimulus on the recovery of the sector.

Additionally, PAGE will assist in the development of a rapid assessment diagnostic toolkit for scaling up public and private finance for nature-based solutions and climate-smart agriculture to support sustainable food systems; inform the development of the Farm to Fork Strategy in the context of COVID-19 recovery; and support the revision of current operational guidance and regulations to reduce environmental impacts resulting from single-use plastics in food packaging, food waste and chemicalsCapacity-building programmes on new food management safety protocols will also target enterprises in the hospitality and food sectors 

  • 2014

    Mauritius joins PAGE

    Mauritius Fiscal Policy Scoping Study completed

  • 2015

    Green Economy Assessment of six economic sectors completed 

  • 2016

    Marshall Plan Against Poverty launched, with PAGE support to its development

    Industrial Waste Assessment (IWA) completed

  • 2017

    The Government of Mauritius articulates the countries vision and three Year Strategic Plan 2017-2020

    Social Register built for families, following PAGE supported proposal for Marshall Plan

    Project to track public sector expenditure allocated towards the environment and climate change launched

    Two-day train-the-trainer on designing and delivering green economy e-learning held

  • 2018

    The week-long Green Economy Forum mobilised key stakeholders around policymaking and investments

    The Government’s 2018-2019 budget speech emphasised economic strategies in line with PAGE recommendations

    Green Economy Learning Needs Assessment completed

  • 2019

    Mauritius entered final year of PAGE, developing sustainability strategy

    National green jobs model updated to account for green jobs impacts of the country’s NDCs

    Mauritius recognised PAGE as contributing to achievements in the Voluntary National Review of SDGs

  • 2020

    National Programme 2020-2024 “Toward an Inclusive, High Income and Green Mauritius, Forging Ahead Together” launched  

    Capacity-building workshops led by Civil Service College Mauritius (CSCM) on mainstreaming IGE principles into civil servant training and secondary school curricula 

    SCORE training of trainers completed, with trainers at National Productivity and Competitiveness Council (NPCC) 

    Presentation on fiscal reform for sustainable food systems and agriculture

  • Launch of new government programme

    In 2020, the government of Mauritius launched its new national programme for 2020-2024: “Toward an Inclusive, High Income and Green […]

  • Supporting a green economic recovery

    In support of national COVID-19 recovery priorities, PAGE first analyzed potential areas for an inclusive green recovery using two analytical […]

  • Green finance

    In 2020, a study was conducted on SME access to green finance, informed by consultations and surveys with a variety of national stakeholders, […]

  • Assessing green jobs

    In 2020, updates were made to the Green Jobs Assessment model by incorporating impacts on employment stemming from the country’s […]

  • Integrating green economy into national courses

    In 2020, PAGE supported the integration of green economy learning into CSCM’s (the Civil Service College Mauritius) programmes available to […]

  • Completing training cycle for SCORE programme

    In November 2019, PAGE supported a Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) pilot training aimed at optimizing the […]

  • Identifying measures to support sustainable results

    PAGE has been working with national counterparts to establish a national sustainability plan, to identify results and maintain achievements on […]

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