International Economics Consulting Ltd. provided Advisory Services to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development of the Government of Mauritius. This involved three key activities:
- Policy Support for the 2017-2018 National Budget formulation exercise; including redesigning the structure of the budget speech document, analysis of pre-budget proposals and providing recommendations, and advice on possible policy options, ensuring alignment with the Vision 2030 Blueprint.
- Assessment of Mauritius’ export performance, with a view to developing a new export strategy and action plan for implementation, which required undertaking an overall assessment of Mauritius’s trade performance and identifying economic, policy and institutional constraints hindering growth. Emphasis was placed on key economic, social, and wider drivers of growth.
- Monitoring of Brexit and other international events that could potentially impact the Mauritian economy; including a weekly update on the latest news, evaluation of possible preference erosion, and developing strategies to minimise the impact of Brexit and other international events on the Mauritian Economy and its regional initiatives, monthly analytics on key political, regulatory, or economic events, the identification of opportunities that may result from Brexit with policy option proposals, and advice on bilateral cooperation with the UK, EU and other partners.