Mittwoch, 12. November 2014

Mauritius — erlebt sein blaues Wunder

Es gibt viele Gründe, Mauritius zu mögen: bspw. als Markensammler (sofern der Ur-Ur-Urgroßvater damals zufällig von dort einen Brief bekam), oder einfach als Urlaubsziel:

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In 1960 Nobel prize-winning British economist James Meade said Mauritius had no economic future. At the time the island nation, 2,000km east of mainland Africa, depended almost entirely on sugar for revenue and employment. In 1975, with 40% of Mauritian households below the poverty line, according to the country’s central statistics office, the prediction seemed accurate. Over the past 40 years, however, Mauritius has reinvented itself and proved Mr Meade and other naysayers wrong.

The change has been most marked in the last 20 years. Since 1994 Mauritius’s gross national income (GNI) per capita has almost trebled, according to the World Bank. It soared from $3,230 in 1994 to $9,300 in 2013 and moved the population of 1.3m from the “lower-middle income” into the “upper-middle income” category of nations.

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