- Seychelles’ GDP growth increased to about 3.5% in 2013 (up from 2.8%) and is expected to be above 3.5% in 2014 and 2015 due largely to a rebound in the tourism sector that has seen a 10% rise in tourist numbers.
- In 2013, the country marked five years since the commencement of comprehensive economic reforms that have achieved economic stabilisation, debt reduction, liberalisation and public sector restructuring but challenges remain going forward: to make economic growth more inclusive, generate more local employment and unlock constraints for the private sector.
- Ranked 1st in terms of human development in Africa, the Seychelles has met most of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and is looking forward to the development of a Post- 2015 agenda that better integrates issues relevant to Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
- 04/12/2013 - AfDB Board approves US $20 million ADF loan for private sector development program in the Seychelles
- 06/11/2013 - AfDB rolls out the first capacity building program on Value for Money in Social Service Delivery in East Africa
- 18/10/2013 - AfDB supports SMEs in Africa with a US $12.5 Million Equity Investment in Kibo Fund II
Inclusive Private Sector Development and Competitiveness Program (IPSDC)
Agriculture Sector Study
|Area:||80,469 sq km|
|Total Population 2013:||90,000.0|
|Urban Population 2013:||54.39%|
|Female Population 2013:||49.09%|
|GDP:||US$ 1.4 Billion|
|GNI Per Capita 2013:||US$ 12,260|
|Crude Birth Rate (per 1000):||16.55%|
|Human Development Index (rank / 187):||46|
|Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1):||0.806|
|Cumulative Approvals (1967-2013):||UA 126.9 Million|