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A Call to Action Against Gender-Based Violence : Putting Women's Rights at the Centre of the COVID-19 Response

As the world celebrates the 16 Days of Activism, including the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, facts and figures from across the world reveal that the…  


The Ease of Doing Business: An entry point for economic diversification in Seychelles

The SIDS, including Seychelles, can model regulatory and economic reforms to fast-track reforms aimed at modernising the economy; and, use technology as a key to boosting diversification. The UNDP…  


Crowdfunding: Options to address a funding gap through collaborative economy

While relief efforts are being created to rebound, it is high time to explore innovative policy options to ease the humanitarian and development crisis. One possible solution in Mauritius is to…  


Mauritius: Consolidating gains and resilience in Africa’s newest high income country

On July 1, 2020, the World Bank classified Mauritius as a high-income country, having surpassed the Gross National Income (GNI) per capita threshold of US$ 12,535. This steady progress is a good sign…  


Marine protected areas and livelihoods

The Covid-19 pandemic brought almost all nautical activities in Mauritius and Rodrigues to a standstill for around 70 days during the period of confinement. The lockdown period to stem the spread of…  



Towards Sustainable Land Management in the Republic of Mauritius

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the vulnerability of both Mauritius and Rodrigues in terms of food security. One immediate response of the population has been a renewed interest in backyard…  


New Skills for New Jobs

The COVID-19 pandemic has also impacted the energy sector globally. The forced shutdown of many economies worldwide has resulted in decreased energy demand and a decline in oil prices. Although the…  


Chasing COVID-19

With 334 cases and 322 recovered at the end of May, Mauritius appears to have effectively managed the current COVID-19 wave. Detection, tracking and control of sources of infection such as clusters…  


Three reasons why energy transition is important for Mauritius COVID-19 economic recovery

Beyond a public health crisis, Mauritius, like other Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) that heavily rely on tourism and imported goods, is facing the harsh impacts of the economic downturn…  

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