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Welcome To Mauritius
Country number
80
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  • Elephants Can't Jump

    Ensuring brand initiatives work in practice as well as in theory. To have marketplace impact, we believe every research assignment should consist of three elements consumer exploration or validation, within a competitive context, generating commercial outputs.
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  • Firefish Ltd

    29 full time staff, operating in all corners of the globe, on all manner of projects. No methodology is squashed to fit. We approach each brief with fresh eyes and minds, to make sure you get the most out of your research, helping your brand move forward.
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  • Grass Roots

    Grass Roots is one of Europe's largest performance improvement companies. Established in 1980, Grass Roots UK is the founding company of a group with offices and partners operating in 15 countries around the world.
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  • DIGITAL-MR

    In addition to Social Media Research (Web Listening) DigitalMRs solutions also include community panels, access panels, Web usability and a distinct focus on qualitativeresearch online.
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An Introduction to Mauritius

The Republic of Mauritius (which also includes the islands of Cardagos Carajos, Rodrigues and the Agalega Islands) is an island nation located off the South East coast of Africa. The first permanent settlement of Mauritius was formed in 1638 by the Dutch, although they later abandoned. France took control of the island in 1715. During the Napoleonic wars, Britain gained control of Mauritius, which remained a British Colony until 1968, when it gained independence, and it became a republic in 1962. See full country profile.

Latest Research News from Africa

Sep 25
MarketVision Research has appointed former Nielsen exec Laura Moussa in its Dubai office, as Director of its Qualitative Division, supporting growth in the region. Sep 25 2017
Sep 11
In London, on-demand panel and sample company Innovate has appointed former dataSpring exec Rie Nagai as Managing Director, EMEA. Sep 11 2017


3 current African jobs:

Account Manager, Johannesburg, $ salary not stated - (posted Aug 23 2017)
Account Director - Qualitative, Johannesburg, $ salary not stated - (posted Aug 23 2017)
Client Service Director, Johannesburg, $ salary not stated - (posted Aug 23 2017)
Know of an MR agency based in Mauritius? We don't - please get in touch


Fast Facts
Map of Mauritius
CAPITAL: Port Louis
GOVERNMENT: Parliamentary democracy
AREA: 2,040 sq km
POPULATION: 1,303,717 (July 2011 proj.)
MAJOR LANGUAGE: English (Lingua Franca: Mauritian Creole. French is widely spoken, Rodriguan Creole is a minority language)
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Going the Way of the Dodo: The Dodo, which appears rampant on the Mauritian Coat of Arms, is a byword for extinction probably because it was the first animal whose extinction was a) recorded and b) due entirely to the activities of man. The Dodo was indigenous to Mauritius and, as it had evolved with no natural predators, was a very friendly bird, which made it very easy prey. However, it's a misconception that Dodos were hunted for their meat, most records show that the meat had a bad taste and a tough texture. The extinction was, in large part, due to the introductions of dogs, pigs, cats, rats and crab eating macaques which plundered the Dodos nests for eggs, as well as humans carrying out mass deforestation which ultimately led to a perfect storm that killed a large number of animals already threatened with extinction.
The name 'Dodo' could come from the Dutch dodaars or "Knot-Arse", referring to the knot of feathers at the hind end of the bird.

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Mauritius in Profile

The Republic of Mauritius (which also includes the islands of Cardagos Carajos, Rodrigues and the Agalega Islands) is an island nation located off the South East coast of Africa. The first permanent settlement of Mauritius was formed in 1638 by the Dutch, although they later abandoned. France took control of the island in 1715. During the Napoleonic wars, Britain gained control of Mauritius, which remained a British Colony until 1968, when it gained independence, and it became a republic in 1962.

Since independence, Mauritius has grown to a middle income economy with growing industrial, financial and tourist sectors. For most of this time, annual growth has been between 5-6%. It has the sixth-highest GDP per capita in Africa, and is rated 'High' on the Human Development Index rating. According to the 2009 Ibrahim Index of African Governance, which measures governance using a number of variables, Mauritius' government earned the highest rank for 'participation and human rights' and 'sustainable economic opportunity', as well as earning the highest score in the index overall. Mauritius came second in 'rule of law', and fourth in terms of 'human development'.

Some Business and General Info

GDP: $17.49 billion (2010 est.) - $13,500 per capita (2010 est.)

Religions Hindu 48%, Roman Catholic 23.6%, Muslim 16.6%, other Christian 8.6%, other 2.5%, unspecified 0.3%, none 0.4% (2000 census)

Currency: Mauritian Rupee (MUR) GBP 1 = MUR 45.7

Telephone Code: +230

Research Industry

Mauritius has no MR association. If you know differently, please get in touch!

Overview of Trade and Industry

Sugar cane is grown on about 90% of the cultivated land area and accounts for 25% of export earnings. Other areas of growth include tourism (including medical), textiles, services, seafood processing and IT. The government's development strategy centres on foreign investment. Mauritius has attracted more than 9,000 offshore entities; many aimed at commerce in India and South Africa while investment in the banking sector alone has reached over $1 billion.
Economic performance during the period from 2000 through 2004 combined strong economic growth with unemployment at 7.6% in December 2004. France is the country's biggest trading partner, has close ties with the country, and provides technical assistance in various forms.
In order to provide locals with access to imports at lower prices and attract more tourists, Mauritius is gearing towards becoming a duty-free island within the next four years. Duty has been eliminated or decreased on upwards of 1850 products. In addition, reforms aimed at attracting new business opportunities have also been implemented.

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If you are a researcher based in Mauritius, in whatever capacity, then we would love to hear from you!

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