Mauritius moved up by nine places to the 45th place out of 148 countries in the 2013-2014 Global Competitiveness Report, released by the World Economic Forum (WEF), overtaking South Africa and becoming the highest ranked country in Sub-Saharan Africa. Mauritius benefits from relatively strong and transparent public institutions, with clear property rights, strong judicial independence, and an efficient government, the report said. Private institutions are rated as highly accountable, with effective auditing and accounting standards and strong investor protection. The country’s infrastructure is well developed by regional standards, particularly its ports, air transport, and roads. It has also seen notable improvements in the areas of market efficiency, as financial markets have deepened on the back of improved access to different modes of financing and financial services.

WEF report