MAURITIUS ranks 1st in Africa in World Bank’s Women, Business & Law Index

4 May 2022

MAURITIUS ranks 1st in Africa in World Bank’s Women, Business & Law Index

Mauritius has been ranked 1st out of 53 countries in Africa in the 2022 World Bank Women, Business & Law Index. Women, Business and the Law 2022 is the eight in a series of annual reports that analyze laws and regulations affecting women's economic opportunity in 190 economies. Eight indicators-structured around women's interactions with the law as they begin, progress through, and end their careers-align with the economic decisions women make at various stages of their lives.

The eight indicators comprise of Mobility, Workplace, Pay, Marriage, Parenthood, Entrepreneurship, Assets, and Pension. The World Bank said Mauritius scored 89.4 out of 100. The overall score for Mauritius was higher than the regional average observed across Sub-Saharan Africa (71.5). Mauritius got a perfect score on freedom of movement, laws on women's decisions to work, laws on women's pay, on women entrepreneurship, and gender equity in property and inheritance.

View the summary of the report here.

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