The government of Mauritius recently launched its new national programme for 2020-2024: “Toward an Inclusive, High Income and Green Mauritius, Forging Ahead Together”. The programme lays out the government’s vision for the next four years and will be used as a source of inspiration and guidance for future policymaking.
PAGE has supported several commitments of the new government’s plan. For instance, it actively contributed to the Marshall Plan on poverty, job skills, industrial waste, competitiveness, clean production, and investments. In addition to that, the four main pillars that laid the groundwork for the new programme were conceived with support from PAGE. They are:
- Investing in clean energy;
- Shifting to a cleaner and greener Mauritius;
- Mitigating risks from climate change;
- Protection of marine resources.
Noteworthy as well, the programme lays out the following commitment: “To this end, an Economic Research and Planning Bureau will be set up at the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development. The Bureau will help to translate the Government Programme into an overarching and coherent action plan, within which private and public sector operators and institutions will operate.”
By bringing different stakeholders together in this, and aiming to create long-lasting results, the government has shown its willingness to put sustainable development at the forefront of the strategy. It reflects the fruitful partnership between PAGE and Mauritius, which has started in 2016 and has been contributing to the following SDGs: SDG 4 (Quality Education); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure); SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production); SDG 13 (Climate Action) and SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals).
You can find Mauritius’ 2020-2024 programme here, available in English and French.