UNDP Mauritius Annual Report 2020 : Prepare, Respond and Recover
Jul 5, 2021
This annual report captures the results of the strategic actions and programmatic interventions rolled out by the UNDP Mauritius and Seychelles Country Office to assist the Government and population of the Republic of Mauritius in facing multiple challenges throughout 2020.
The year started with an impressive outlook with the economy expected to grow at 4 percent following the equally impressive growth of 3.6 percent in 2019. Following the recent gains, on 1 July 2020, the country had transitioned from high middle income to a high-income status according to World Bank classification on the basis of 2019 data. However, Mauritius’ expectations for 2020 and beyond were immediately shattered when two catastrophes, the COVID-19 Pandemic and Wakashio Oil Spill, hit, prompting the Country Office for Mauritius to reallocate resources and adjust its programming and human resources towards response and recovery to provide support to the people and Government of Mauritius as a responsive development partner.