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OECD Investment Policy Reviews
OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Mauritius 2014
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  23 Jul 2014
Pages: 248 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264212602 , OECD Code: 202014051P1
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This review illustrates the significant progress made by the government of Mauritius in improving its investment climate in recent years. It highlights major initiatives and specific policy measures undertaken, as well as areas that need further reforms to attract more and better investment, both domestic and foreign. While numerous policy advances have been achieved, this review identifies remaining challenges and policy options.


Table of contents:

Preface by Mr Charles-GaŽtan-Xavier-Luc Duval, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Government of Mauritius 9
Preface by Mr Rintaro Tamaki, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD 13
Abbreviations and acronyms 15
Executive summary 19
Key policy recommendations  21
Chapter 1. Overview of investment policy context and challenges in Mauritius 23
-1.1. Growth and competitiveness context 24
-1.2. Investment policy context 33
-1.3. Investment trends 35
-1.4. Main policy challenges and opportunities 40
-1.5. Policy options to consider 51
-References 66
Chapter 2. Investment policy in Mauritius 69
-2.1. Legislative and regulatory framework for investment in Mauritius 70
-2.2. Steps taken to improve processes of land ownership registration and other forms of property 78
-2.3. Protection of Intellectual Property Rights 86
-2.4. Expropriation procedures 91
-2.5. Access to justice for investors and alternative dispute resolution 92
-2.6. International co-operation in the promotion and protection of investment 97
-References 109
Chapter 3. Investment promotion and facilitation in Mauritius 111
-3.1. Investment promotion and facilitation strategy 112
-3.2. Establishment of an investment promotion agency 119
-3.3. Investment incentives and their evaluation 121
-3.4. Adequacy of government funding and monitoring of the IPA 137
-3.5. Streamlining IPAs and learning from investor feedback 138
-3.6. Consultative framework among government, the IPA and investors 140
-3.7. Promoting investment linkages 142
-3.8. International and regional initiatives for strengthening investment promotion expertise 154
-References 155
Chapter 4. Infrastructure investment policy in Mauritius 159
-4.1. National strategy for infrastructure development 160
-4.2. Overview of status and development strategies for key infrastructure sectors 162
-4.3. Levelling the playing field between SOEs and private investors in infrastructure 173
-4.4. Legal and institutional framework for public procurement in infrastructure 180
-4.5. Managing the choice between public and private forms of infrastructure provision 186
-4.6. Public sector capacity for facilitating private participation in infrastructure projects 189
-4.7. Regulation and pricing of infrastructure markets to meet end-user needs 192
-4.8. Role of competition authorities in regulating infrastructure sub-sectors 196
-References 202
Chapter 5. Strenghtening supply-side capacity for attracting investment to Mauritius  205
Human resource development  207
-5.1. Strengthening human resource development to facilitate investment linkages 207
-5.2. Improving quality of instruction to better attract investment and leverage its spill-overs  208
-5.3. Better aligning labour supply with the needs of investors 213
-5.4. Evaluating the effectiveness of training programmes 218
-5.5. Involving businesses in human resource development 219
Trade policy  220
-5.6. Customs and licensing procedures 221
-5.7. Enhancing trade policy consistency and predictability 225
-5.8. Formulating coherent import and export strategies at the national level 228
-5.9. Expanding markets through regional and multi-lateral engagements 231
-5.10. Harmonising trade distortions amongst industries and addressing market access restrictions 236
-5.11. Addressing sectoral weaknesses in trade policy support  238
-References  242
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-2.1. Main features of Mauritius investment treaties and options for treaty drafting 102
-3.1. Loan schemes for SMEs available at Development Bank of Mauritius 149
-4.1. Competition cases investigated by CCM, 2009-13 201

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