Mauritius fast facts
Key cross-sectoral policies:
Three Year Strategic Plan 2017/2018-2019/2020
Marshall Plan Against Poverty
Key thematic and sectoral action areas in 2017:
Public environment and expenditure review
Industrial waste management
Inclusive Green Economy learning and e-learning
The Government of Mauritius is committed to addressing unemployment, alleviating poverty and accelerating progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. In particular, the Mauritian government has placed special focus on:
- inclusive growth and investment in the economy with emphasis on infrastructure development and
- enhancing human capital development to reduce high levels of unemployment
PAGE is working with Mauritius to implement the green economy goals promoted through the Three Year Strategic Plan 2017/2018-2019/2020, “Raising to the Challenge of our Ambitions".
PAGE’s work in Mauritius focuses on:
- Proving technical and financial support to integrate inclusive green economy principles into mid- and long-term development plans
- Establishing methodologies, techniques and policy frameworks for sectoral reforms
- Building knowledge and raising awareness about green economy opportunities in the public and private sectors.
Progress in 2017: A Snapshot
Climate finance tracking
Following the recommendations of an earlier public environment expenditure review (PEER), PAGE is supporting the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development to introduce climate finance tracking tools within the budget process and the Treasury Accounting System. This work enables quarterly and yearly calculations on total public sector expenditure on the environment.
In 2017, the Stock Exchange of Mauritius requested PAGE support for green bonds market development, with a focus on building capacity among green bond verifiers. Training and awareness raising activities are planned for 2018 to enable the issuance of green bonds on the Mauritius Stock Exchange.
PAGE has commissioned an Industrial Waste Assessment (IWA) for Mauritius to guide policymakers in the development of their strategic green industrial policies as they advance their green economies. The aim of the assessment is to stimulate industrial symbiosis through the establishment of recycling activities and a circular economy.
The assessment was endorsed by the Cabinet in 2017, and the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Consumer Protection is taking forward the recommendations of the assessment.
E-Learning for Green Economy
PAGE held a two-day training of trainers on “How to design, develop and deliver effective e-learning”, with the goal of capturing the full potential of the e-learning platform for training civil servants and to deliver effective and high quality education on green economy.
In 2017, PAGE initiated a learning needs assessment with the Ministry of Civil Service and Administrative Reform (MoCSAR).