Mauritius Ranked 13th In The World By The World Bank In Ease Of Doing Business

The World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report 2020 has ranked Mauritius at the 13th position in the world (out of a total of 190 countries). This landmark achievement is the island’s best ranking since 2007 – year in which the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report was first presented. The country’s ease of doing business score is 81.5 (close to New Zealand, with a score of 86.8, being a reference). This recognition clearly demonstrates the competitiveness of Mauritius as a jurisdiction of substance within the African Continent and bolsters our position as the finest platform to do business in Africa.

Mauritius’ last 3 rankings

Year 2016 49th
Year 2017 25th
Year 2018 20th

Key indicators considered by the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report

  • starting a business;
  • employing workers;
  • dealing with construction permits;
  • getting electricity;
  • registering property,
  • getting credit;
  • protecting minority investors;
  • paying taxes;
  • trading across borders;
  • enforcing contracts; and
  • resolving insolvency.

Amongst the aforementioned key indicators, Mauritius is currently ranked amongst the Top 30 countries in the world on eight indicators. In fact, on the ‘Paying Taxes’ and ‘Dealing with construction permits’ indicators, Mauritius is amongst the Top 10 countries in the world in terms of business facilitation. Nevertheless, reforms in improving credit access and trading across borders should be enhanced in priority over the upcoming year.