Infrastructure, connectivity, transport are some of the fields that Mauritius needs to consolidate if it wants to be a high income economy and a contender in the ICT sector, especially outsourcing, contends Kaushik Basu.

The Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist of the World Bank was conveyed to a round table with representatives of Mauritian companies and public sector entities this 22nd July, at the Labourdonnais Hotel.

“Mauritius doesn’t save and invest enough”, noted the World Bank expert, who was in Mauritius mainly for a talk given at the State House yesterday on ‘Technology and Development in a globalising world’.

Mauritius could be a model if it builds on certain sectors, says Kaushik Basu.

Etienne Sinatambou, minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation, used this platform to announce that a National Innovation Framework will be launched this year.