Mauritius is ranked 1st among the African countries and 18th globally in the demographic Index 2016 released by the Economist Intelligence Unit Limited with an overall score of 8.28.
The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index provides a snapshot of the state of democracy worldwide for 165 independent states and two territories. This covers almost the entire population of the world and the vast majority of the world’s states (microstates are excluded).
The Democracy Index is based on five categories: electoral process and pluralism; civil liberties; the functioning of government; political participation; and political culture.
Source: Economist Intelligence Unit