According to the Report’s accompanying Human Development Index (HDI), Africa has experienced one of the most significant improvements in human development. Between 1990 and 2018 life expectancy increased by more than 11 years. For the first time this year, an African country – Seychelles – has moved into the very high human development group. Others are rising in the ranks as well. Four countries – Botswana, Gabon, Mauritius and South Africa – are now in the high human development group.
On 5 December 2019, we celebrate International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development. It is an opportunity to highlight the work of volunteers around the world who make a significant contribution to the economic and social development of the community in which they invest their talents and energy.
A global cooperation project to share best practices of digital transformation through more than 170 UNDPs country offices. Mauritius was considered as a pilot given the country has already developed an SDG roadmap and can be served as model for the rest of the region, and for other SIDS with intent to propel itself in the global economy through smart approaches.
Despite reforms initiatives brought in the public service over the years, the government of Mauritius is fully conscious that the unprecedented and rapidly changing environment triggered by the digital and 4th industrial revolution requires a paradigm shift, not only in the manner Government establishment is organised and operates, but also, in the organisational culture, behaviour and attitude of public officers.
Building job skills & empowering the next generation of food growers on Rodrigues Island, Republic of Mauritius, through an organic farming school.
We have come together in our various capacities to share experiences on how best to deepen good governance in the Indian Ocean region underpinned by the deeply entrenched principles and values related to democracy, transparency, observance of human rights

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