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Gender Statistics 2019
In 2019, according to the Global Gender Gap Index (GGI) of the World Economic Forum, Mauritius was ranked 115 out of 153 countries worldwide compared to 109 in 2018. The GGI measures gender equality across four key areas, namely: (a) economic participation and opportunity, (b) educational attainment, (c) health and survival and (d) political empowerment.

(i) In 2019, the population comprised 639,544 women compared to 626,167 men. Women outnumbered men by 13,377 as they live on average 6.5 years longer than men.
(ii) Diabetes mellitus, heart disease, cerebrovascular disease and hypertensive disease together accounted for 55.5% of all deaths among women against 51.3% among men.
(iii) More women than men are enrolled in tertiary institutions, but there are fewer women in research (PhD, MPhil and Doctor of Business Administration).
(iv) Working women are more likely than men to be employees and contributing family workers, but less likely to be heading a business.
(v) In spite of being fewer in the labour force, women are more numerous among the unemployed.
(vi) Unemployed women are generally more qualified than their male counterparts.

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MCB Focus - Mauritius Inc.: Transitioning to a green economy
The latest of MCB Focus presses the case for Mauritius to entrench its transition to a green economy towards serving as a dependable foothold for uplifting the sustainable progress and prosperity of Mauritius. Specifically after underscoring the significance and benefits of a green growth path across key economic sectors, the report lays out the enabling conditions and specific policy priorities that can prove influential in shaping the country’s transition to a green economy.

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Productivity and Competitiveness Index 2009-2019
Statistics Mauritius released the latest edition of the Productivity and Competitiveness Index at the end of June 2020. According to the report, from 2009 to 2019, Gross Value Added (GVA) at basic prices, in real terms, grew on average by 3.6% per annum. The growth rate for 2019 was 3.3%, lower than the growth of 3.6% registered in 2018. Capital productivity registered a fall of 0.3% in 2019 compared to an increase of 0.4% in 2018. The 0.3% fall in 2019 is explained by a higher growth in capital input (3.6%) compared to that of GVA (3.3%).

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A Crisis Like No Other, An Uncertain Recovery
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) published their World Ecomomic Outlook update entitled "A Crisis Like No Other, An Uncertain Recovery". According to the IMF, "global growth is projected at –4.9 percent in 2020, 1.9 percentage points below the April 2020 World Economic Outlook (WEO) forecast".
According to the International Labour Organization, the global decline in work hours in 2020:Q1 compared to 2019:Q4 was equivalent to the loss of 130 million full-time jobs. The decline in 2020:Q2 is likely to be equivalent to more than 300 million full-time jobs.

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More Reports

How COVID-19 is changing the world: a statistical perspective (April 2020)
COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impacts across Africa (Mauritius) (April 2020)
First comprehensive survey on the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impacts across Africa (April 2020)

Foresight Africa: Top Priorities for the Continent 2020-2030
Innovation Creation in SMEs Lessons from Japan
Mauritius Earnings Mobility and Inequality of Opportunity in the Labor Market
MCB Focus May 2019
Regional Economic Outlook Sub- Saharan Africa (IMF) 2020
The Future of Industry
Understanding the Socioeconomic Drivers of Megatrends
World Economic Outlook 2020
World Economic Outlook April 2020

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