Seychelles - The Seychelles Cable System Project - ESIA Summary

This document is an executive summary of the Environmental and Social  Impact Assessment Study (ESIAS) for Submarine Cable System Ltd for PEACE fiber optic cable landing in Mahé, Seychelles.

Eastern Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper 2018 - 2022

The Bank Group Regional Integration Strategy Paper for Eastern Africa (EA RISP) 2018-2022 articulates strategic priorities and a corresponding indicative Operational program for the Bank’s support to regional economic integration in Eastern Africa. It has been prepared in the larger context of the Bank’s strategic direction and recent regional, continental and global developments. These developments include the adoption, in 2015, of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063, the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA), and the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)...

SPN - Seychelles - Construction and operation of a 4,400m3/day water treatment plant at la GOGUE DAM

This Invitation for bids follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this project which appeared in UNDB online AfDB375-05/15 of 29 May 2015 and on the African Development Bank Group’s Internet Website. The Government of Seychelles; through the Public Utilities Corporation (PUC) has received financing from the African Development Bank towards the cost of the MAHE SUSTAINABLE WATER AUGMENTATION PROJECT.  It is intended that part of the proceeds of this loan will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for the Construction of the La Gogue Water Treatment Plant.

SPN - Seychelles - Construction and operation of a 4,400m3/day water treatment plant at la GOGUE DAM - CORRIGENDUM

A complete set of the Bidding Document may be purchased by interested bidders upon submission of a written application to the address above, and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of SCR 2,100 or US $ 150. The method of payment will be cash. The document will be collected at the address below. The Deadline for Interested bidders to purchase the Bidding Document is Monday 5th August 2019 at 12.00pm local Seychelles time.

SPN - Seychelles - Mahe Sustainable Water Augmentation Project

This Invitation for bids follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this project which appeared in UNDB online AfDB375-05/15 of 29 May 2015 and on the African Development Bank Group’s Internet Website.

2011-2015 - Eastern Africa-Regional Integration Strategy Paper - Draft Version

Regional Integration is at the core of the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) mandate and is a key priority area in the Bank’s Medium Term Strategy (MTS), 2008-2012. In keeping with this strategic thrust, the Board approved a Regional Integration Strategy (RIS), 2009-2012, in March 2009, which commits the Bank to preparing Regional Integration Strategy Papers (RISPs) to provide an analytical framework for streamlining regional operations (ROs) in the Bank and identify the Regional Public Goods (RPGs) for which the Bank could potentially provide funding support. The timing of the preparation of...

East Africa Quarterly Bulletin - Second Quarter 2014

The East Africa Quarterly Bulletin is produced by country economists and country program officers of the African Development Bank Group’s (AfDB) East Africa Regional Resource Center (EARC), Nairobi, Kenya. The publication covers thirteen countries including Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan1 , Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. The Bulletin is part of the AfDB’s monitoring of socio-economic developments across the continent and provides summary information on the previous quarter’s major developments across the sub-region for which data...

African Development Bank: Manufacturing key to boost economic growth and job creation in East Africa – Regional Economic Outlook Report

The manufacturing sector will hold the key to future growth in East Africa, the African Development Bank’s lead Economist for the Bank’s East Africa Regional Office has emphasised. Speaking during the launch ceremony of the report held 4 April in Nairobi, Kenya, Dr Marcellin Ndong-Ntah said the manufacturing sector’s potential to accelerate regional economic growth, generate more job creation, and ultimately reduce poverty was significant. “In order to achieve this objective, countries must continue to look for alternative sectors of economic growth, emphasise regional trade and...

Regional Economic Outlook 2019 - East Africa

East Africa comprises 13 countries that are diverse in many aspects (box 1). In 2018, real GDP in the region grew by an estimated 5.7 percent, slightly less than the 5.9 percent in 2017 and the highest among African regions (figure 1). Economic growth is projected to remain strong, at 5.9 percent in 2019 and 6.1 percent in 2020. The regional average masks substantial variation across countries. Estimated GDP growth in 2018 ranged from –3.8 percent (contraction) in South Sudan to 7.2 percent in Rwanda and 7.7 percent in Ethiopia.

East African Governors hail “highly transformative” African Development Bank’s projects

East African governors of the African Development Bank on Wednesday commended the institution for approving transformative projects valued at $13.8 billion since 2010.  The projects in ICT, education, public finance, energy, transport, water and sanitation sectors, make the institution “a trusted partner for delivering innovative solutions” the governors noted during consultative meetings with the institution’s president and senior management. Governors and representatives from Burundi, Djibouti, Rwanda, Comoros, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda...

Seychelles launches new HR policy and strategy 2018-2022

On 18th December, 2018, at a ceremony attended by some 80 participants, the Government of Seychelles launched a 5-year Policy and Strategy on Human Resources Development (HRD) to support its Sustainable Development Strategy. The Minister of Education and Human Resources Development, Honorable Jeanne Simeon, and Chairperson of the Agency for National Human Resource Development Board (ANHRD), Mr. John Stravens, delivered speeches on the state of education, skills development and the role of the private sector in Seychelles. The African Development Bank has...

African Development Bank approves strategy to accelerate transformation of Eastern Africa

The African Development Bank has approved the East Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper (RISP) laying out the roadmap for accelerating regional integration in the Region with regional infrastructure development among the main pillars of the plan. The Strategy will guide the Bank’s regional operations in 13 countries, namely Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The Regional Integration Strategy Paper 2018-2022 maps out the direction of the Bank’s regional integration work in Eastern Africa over...

East Africa Economic Outlook 2018

The East Africa Economic Outlook reviews economic performance in 2017 and forecasts the next two years by highlighting the region’s key drivers of growth, opportunities, and challenges. It covers major macroeconomic developments in the region’s 13 countries and discusses structural issues affecting future growth, poverty, and inequality. It also presents in part II a synopsis of manufacturing activity in the region, drawing on a previous study of seven of the region’s countries. The outlook selects manufacturing as the sector to cover due to its potential to drive future growth and employment...

East African Ministers share African Development Bank's vision for the continent

In a historic first, East African Governors of the African Development Bank met with the President Akinwumi Adesina and Executives to discuss economic challenges, opportunities and successes in the continent’s fast-growing powerhouse region. On the agenda: closing the $170 billion infrastructure gap across the continent, keeping pace with the region’s booming youth population, creating jobs and safeguarding peace and security. President Adesina assured the gathering that the Bank intends to make the strategic regional consultations an annual event to allow for more open dialogue,...

Africa's population explosion is a ticking time bomb - African Development Bank Governors

The African Development Bank and its East and North African Governors have stressed the need for urgent measures to match the continent’s growing population and youth unemployment, which they likened to a “ticking time bomb.” The meeting described the continent’s growing young population as a potential growth engine for the world. “The good news is that the solution is within our reach and will require investments,” said Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank. At the end of a two-day consultation at the headquarters of the Bank in Abidjan, CÕte d’Ivoire, the Bank...

ADEA applauds Ghana’s and Seychelles’ strong Higher Education Management Information System

The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) congratulated Ghana and Seychelles for having well-developed management information systems for their higher education institutions. This was at a technical workshop on Higher Education Management Information Systems (HEMIS) benchmarking organized by ADEA’s Working Group on Education Management and Policy Support (WGEMPS) and that of Higher Education (WGHE), in collaboration with the Association of African Universities (AAU). The technical workshop took place in Accra, Ghana, from June 29-30, 2017. The...

Indian Ocean Islands, East African countries collaborate to enhance responsible fisheries practices

Countries from the Indian Ocean Islands and East Africa have come together to develop strategies to tackle illegal fishing and increase accountability in fisheries practices. For two days, representatives from the fishing industry, civil society, governments and fishing administrations from Seychelles, Mauritius, Comoros, Madagascar, Tanzania, Kenya and Mozambique, met on Mahe Island, Seychelles, to discuss the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI), a global initiative to tackle illegal fishing. African countries are particularly vulnerable to overfishing and depletion of...

Micro, small and medium enterprises development trained under Seychelles MSME Development Project

Some 509 micro, small and medium enterprises development (MSME) owners graduated and received certificates of participation after attending two business development courses organized by the Seychelles Enterprise Promotion Agency (SEnPA) in collaboration with the University of Seychelles, under the African Development Bank-financed Seychelles MSME Development Project. The Seychelles MSME Development Project is supported by a US $1-million grant from the Fund for Private Sector Assistance (FAPA) of the African Development Bank. The Seychelles MSME Development Project is aimed at enhancing...

Seychelles Infrastructure Action Plan Report

As anisolatedisland statewith a small population, ahigh per capita income and a fragile physical environment, Seychelles faces development challenges and infrastructure limitationssimilar to neighbouring Indian Ocean islands. During the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2008, unsustainable fiscal and monetary policies and a mismatched trade and exchange rate policy resulted in Seychelles defaulting on a major foreign debt repayment.

Seychelles - Country Strategy Paper 2016-2020

The Bank’s Country Strategy Paper (CSP) 2016-2020 for Seychelles was prepared at a time when the country reached high-income status, and when the Government embarked upon an innovative approach to promote the socio-economic development of the country: the concept of the ‘Blue Economy’. Seychelles, a small island developing state with some 94,000 inhabitants (2014), has made enormous progress in recent decades: in 1980, its gross national income (GNI) per capita was USD 2,080, while in July 2015 it reached high-income status, following an average GNI per capita of USD 13,710 in 2013-14. By...