Poverty Mauritius

Oxfam: Eight men are as rich as half the world

The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the world's population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, including Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, according to an analysis by Oxfam released Monday.

16 Jan 2017, business.mega.mu

Plan Marshall: 14 000 foyers inscrits au registre social inspectés

La Journée mondiale du refus de la misère est célébrée, ce lundi 17 octobre. L’occasion pour nous de faire le point sur le Plan Marshall contre la Pauvreté.

18 Oct 2016, business.mega.mu

Déclaration sur l’épargne et la pauvreté : le vice-président pas épargné

C’était lors du lancement d’un livre intitulé «Bridging Inequalities» à Ébène, jeudi. Une fonction lors de laquelle le vice-président de la République a exhorté les plus démunis à développer une culture de l’épargne. Depuis, les critiques ne sont pas avares de commentaires.

26 Sep 2016, business.mega.mu

Satellite images of Earth help us predict poverty better than ever

This technique can help aid organizations figure out where to spend money

19 Aug 2016, business.mega.mu

Bill Gates Launches Chicken Plan to Help Africa Poor

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has launched a campaign to help extremely poor families in sub-Saharan Africa by giving them chickens.

09 Jun 2016, business.mega.mu

MP stresses on fight against poverty

MP Stephanie Anquetil commended the minister of Finance and Economic Development’s budget, presented on November 4, for taking into consideration the vulnerable groups of society. She was speaking at the budgetary debates held on Monday when she also congratulated Xavier-Luc Duval for his solidarity budget. The MP of Vacoas and Floréal stated, “It is the [...]

15 Nov 2011, The Independent Daily

‘Good governance eliminates poverty’

Mauritius has once again topped the list on the Ibrahim Index of African Governance 2011. Mauritius ranked first out of 53 African countries with a score of 82.5 points out of 100 for its quality of global governance. However, many believe that there is room for improvement. According to former president Cassam Uteem, bad governance [...]

14 Oct 2011, The Independent Daily

Poverty causes social ills

In an exclusive interview to The Independent, renowned economist, Pierre Dinan expressed his views on topics which have made the headlines lately. According to him, Mauritius should explore additional markets to ensure further development but there is still much to do on the social aspect. How do you see the current economic landscape of Mauritius? [...]

13 Jul 2011, The Independent Daily