The World Bank ranked Mauritius 20th out of 190 countries in its flagship Doing Business Report 2019, published on 31 October 2018 and the country maintained its leading position in Africa (48 countries ranked). The country’s Distance to Frontier (DTF) score improved from 77.54 last year to 79.58, implying that the country has improved its business regulatory environment and is closing the gap with respect to the best economies.

Mauritius also finds itself in the top 3 countries among 51 upper middle-income economies. The country distinguishes itself ahead of countries like Canada (22), Germany (24), France (32), Japan (39) and China (46). The top five countries in Africa include Mauritius (20), Rwanda (29), Morocco (60), Kenya (61) and Tunisia (80).

The World Bank recognised improvements made by Mauritius in 8 out of the 10 indicators namely: Starting a Business, Dealing with Construction Permits, Getting Electricity, Registering Property, Protecting Minority Investors, Paying Taxes, Trading Across Borders and Enforcing Contracts.