Assessment of the informal sector in Mauritius

As per the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the informal economy refers to all economic activities by workers and economic units, which are part of the economy not covered or insufficiently covered by formal arrangements such as government regulations for business registration, the payment of social contributions on behalf of employees, and the payment of taxes related to business transactions.
The incidence of informality is low in Mauritius, especially in contrast to regional peers. Nonetheless, workers in the informal sector are significantly more vulnerable to risks and shocks than those employed in the formal sector, something which was severely accentuated during the COVID-19 pandemic.

International Economic Consulting Ltd., with funding from the UNDP, conducted a diagnostic assessment of the informal sector for the Government of Mauritius and delivered a set of targeted recommendations for mainstreaming informality.

Project Areas

International Business Strategy

E-Commerce and Digital Trade

Policy and Negotiations

Risk Management

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning

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