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Attracting investment by introducing the city as a special economic zone: a perspective from Mauritius

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journal contribution
posted on 2024-06-06, 02:38 authored by Zaheer AllamZaheer Allam, David Jones
Increasing urbanisation require proportionate capital injections in infrastructural projects to respond to local challenges. However, local public investments, especially in low-income economies and nations, are scare due to their low budgetary capacity, resulting in a downgrade of quality in primary public infrastructure; hence, impacting on liveability levels of socio-economic dimensions of these cities. This article proposes a policy tool to address this issue by envisaging the city as a Special Economic Zone with appropriately formulated fiscal mechanisms to encourage private sector investment in the public domain in accordance with guidelines and objectives set by government or public institutions.

History

Journal

Urban research and practice

Volume

12

Pagination

201-207

Location

Abingdon, Eng.

eISSN

1753-5077

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2019, Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

Issue

2

Publisher

Taylor & Francis