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The Economic Development Board Mauritius (EDB)

The Economic Development Board of Mauritius (EDB), is an apex body operating under the aegis of the Prime Minister’s Office mandated, inter alia, to promote and develop Mauritius as an International Financial Center.

What is the Mauritius IFC?

Building on its strong financial services sector, and its role for cross-border investments in emerging economies, Mauritius has forged a strong reputation as an International Financial Center (IFC). The Government’s vision is to further consolidate the position of Mauritius as an IFC of choice for Africa and Asia. In line with this vision, the EDB is mandated to further develop and promote Mauritius as an attractive IFC of substance and sound repute.

The financial services sector has sustained a growth rate exceeding 5% over the last four years and currently contributes to 11.7% of the Mauritian economy. The appeal and economic track-record of Mauritius exudes a sense of trust, stability, and confidence which is highly acclaimed by the international community.

Mauritius is ranked 1st in Africa in numerous international accolades, including the World Bank Doing Business, Global Competitiveness Index, and Forbes Survey of Best Countries for Business. Our outstanding economic performance bears testimony to the tremendous progress we have made in becoming an inclusive and resilient economy.

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