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Reinvent the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Now!

Reinvent the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Now!

Thiruthiraj A.Pather From a sugar economy in the early 1970s, Mauritius has gradually evolved to an upper middle-income economy. The country’s economic structure now rests on a relatively diversified base, comprising notably sugar production, seafood,…

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More educated, less paid: what’s behind the gender gap in Mauritius?

More educated, less paid: what’s behind the gender gap in Mauritius?

Today, the gender gap in education in middle and high-income countries has mostly disappeared. In some countries, girls outstrip boys in schooling outcomes, yet women earn about 16% less money per hour worked than men…

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“Notes from a small island”*: reflections on Mauritius and Seychelles

“Notes from a small island”*: reflections on Mauritius and Seychelles

For the past few years, I have been fortunate enough to be the World Bank’s resident economist for Mauritius and Seychelles. With this now coming to an end, here are some especially striking impressions of…

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