Policy Brief - Implications of Food Systems for Food Security During a Time of
24 February 2023
The progress made is reflected in the increased scores—from 55 to 75 between 2013 and 2017—of the Joint External Evaluation (JEE).20 Public hospital services represent the largest item of public health expenditure, representing around 82% of the annual budget of the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life. [...] Conclusion The brutal assault of COVID-19, followed by multiple crises in quick succession, have highlighted both the strengths and weaknesses of the Mauritian development model in general, and the status of its food security in particular. [...] The strengths are: (i) the GoM’s forceful and caring response to the crisis: containing the spread of the virus as early as March 2020, and supporting those physically and financially afflicted; (ii) the cohesion of the island nation under crisis—the public followed the pandemic protocol, even though the experience was personally unpleasant at times; and (iii) though food-import dependent and ther. [...] Since the leadership’s vision is to transform Mauritius into a knowledge-intensive economy of the 4IR, it is imperative for the GoM to invest in the human capital of the poor and vulnerable. [...] About the Policy Center for the New South The Policy Center for the New South (PCNS) is a Moroccan think tank aiming to contribute to the improvement of economic and social public policies that challenge Morocco and the rest of Africa as integral parts of the global South.