"Marshall Jevons," over at the The Bayesian Heresy, reports that the World Bank has just released a country economic memorandum (CEM) on Mauritius: A New CEM on Mauritius (Feb 19, 2007). You can access it through his post.
This report was apparently finalized in May 2006, but its preface notes that it may already be somewhat out of date.
Of course, nothing is the last word for long. The FY 2006/2007 budget announced bold and sweeping reforms. In light of these, parts o f the CEM may already be out of date. Indeed, the budget measures curbing tax expenditures, reforming the pension system, simplifying business registration procedures and dismantling the EPZ went far beyond anything envisaged by the CEM. However, many o f the CEM’s ideas are still pertinent and in some areas such as education and science and technology policy, the agenda has not yet begun to be addressed.
Never have economic ideas found such resonance in a Mauritian Budget as in the one presented on June 9 by Finance Minister, Mr Sithanen, for fiscal year 2006-2007. Good Economics offers the right incentives, recognises the importance and limits of the State, realises the constraints, threats and possibilities of modern times. Bad Economics yields the wrong incentives, delves into ideological debates, attempts to perpetuate the rents and privileges associated with bygone eras. Good Economics has finally arrived....
Rahim's post goes into the budget in some detail.
Note: post revised Feb 21. Originally said "out of date" rather than "somewhat out of date." I didn't mean to imply that this wasn't a useful report.