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Seychelles
			: Selected Issues

Seychelles : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2019/195

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498323222.002

ISBN: 9781498323222

Keywords: Indicators of economic activity, Market interest rates, Nominal effective exchange rate, Real effective exchange rates, Economic growth, FCI, financial variable, financial condition, VAR, VSTOXX

Selected Issues...

Seychelles
			: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation and Third Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets and Monetary Consultation Clause-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles

Seychelles : Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation and Third Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets and Monetary Consultation Clause-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles »

Volume/Issue: 2019/194

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498323208.002

ISBN: 9781498323208

Keywords: Economic stabilization, External sector, National income, Monetary policy, Expenditures, central bank of Seychelles, Seychelles rupee, percent of GDP, SOEs, Proj

Seychelles has made noticeable progress toward economic stability and sustainability under successive Fund programs through prudent macroeconomic policies and bold reforms since the crisis in 2008. Despite signific...

A Governance Dividend for Sub-Saharan Africa?

A Governance Dividend for Sub-Saharan Africa? »

Volume/Issue: 2019/1

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Amine Hammadi , Marshall Mills , Nelson Sobrinho , Vimal Thakoor , and Ricardo Velloso

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484354872.001

ISBN: 9781484354872

Keywords: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) tend to lag those in most other regions in terms of governance and perceptions of corruption. Weak governance undermines economic performance through various channels, includin...

Seychelles
			: Second Review Under the policy coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets-Press Release; and Staff Report

Seychelles : Second Review Under the policy coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets-Press Release; and Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2019/4

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484393055.002

ISBN: 9781484393055

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Seychelles

Economic developments since the completion of the first review under the Policy Coordination Instrument (PCI) in June 2018 have been broadly in line with expectations. The program is largely on track. Staff receive...

Regional Spillovers in Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Exploring Different Channels

Regional Spillovers in Sub-Saharan Africa : Exploring Different Channels »

Volume/Issue: 2018/1

Series: Spillover Notes

Author(s): Francisco Arizala , Matthieu Bellon , Margaux MacDonald , Montfort Mlachila , and Mustafa Yenice

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484367148.062

ISBN: 9781484367148

Keywords: Uganda, Togo, Tanzania, Swaziland, South Sudan, Spillovers, Sub-Saharan Africa, Sierra Leone, Congo, Republic of, Congo, Democratic Republic of the

After close to two decades of strong economic activity, overall growth in sub-Saharan Africa decelerated markedly in 2015-16 as the largest economies experienced negative or flat growth. Regional growth started rec...

Lessons for Effective  Fiscal Decentralization in  Sub-Saharan Africa

Lessons for Effective Fiscal Decentralization in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2018/10

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Niko Hobdari , Vina Nguyen , Salvatore Dell'Erba , and Edgardo Ruggiero

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 July 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484358269.087

ISBN: 9781484358269

Keywords: Kenya, Ghana, Guinea, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius

Fiscal decentralization is becoming a pressing issue in a number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa, reflecting demands for a greater local voice in spending decisions and efforts to strengthen social cohesion. Aga...

Public Investment Efficiency in Sub-Saharan African Countries

Public Investment Efficiency in Sub-Saharan African Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2018/9

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Karim Barhoumi , Ha Vu , Shirin Nikaein Towfighian , and Rodolfo Maino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 July 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484360019.087

ISBN: 9781484360019

Keywords: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti

There is significant room to improve public investment efficiency in sub-Saharan Africa. Investment in sub-Saharan African countries is lagging vis-à-vis peers such as emerging and developing Asia as well as Latin...

Seychelles
			: First Review under the Policy Coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets - Press Release; Staff Report

Seychelles : First Review under the Policy Coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets - Press Release; Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2018/196

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 June 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484363898.002

ISBN: 9781484363898

Keywords: Seychelles, Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper discusses Seychelles' First Review under the Policy Coordination Instrument (PCI) and Request for Modification of Targets. All quantitative targets for end-December 2017, the program's first review test...

Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9780198785811.071

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

Monetary policy in sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) has undergone an important transformation in recent decades. With the advent of sustained growth and generally stable fiscal policies in much of the region, many countries...

Seychelles
			: Request for a Three-Year Policy Coordination Instrument and Ex-Post Assessment of Longer-Term Program Engagement-Press Release; Staff Report

Seychelles : Request for a Three-Year Policy Coordination Instrument and Ex-Post Assessment of Longer-Term Program Engagement-Press Release; Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2017/401

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484335116.002

ISBN: 9781484335116

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Seychelles

Seychelles has made substantial progress toward external viability and fiscal sustainability since the 2008 crisis under three successive Fund arrangements. The public debt to GDP ratio has been reduced by almost t...

Medium-Term Budget Frameworks in Sub-Saharan African Countries

Medium-Term Budget Frameworks in Sub-Saharan African Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2017/203

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Richard Allen , Taz Chaponda , Lesley Fisher , and Rohini Ray

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 September 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484314203.001

ISBN: 9781484314203

Keywords: Zambia, Congo, Republic of, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Togo, Tanzania, Sudan, Swaziland, Sub-Saharan Africa

More than 15 years ago, many countries in sub-Saharan Africa embarked on a program of budgetary reform, an important element of which was a medium-term budget framework (MTBF). This working paper focuses on the per...

Growth Breaks and Growth Spells in Sub-Saharan Africa

Growth Breaks and Growth Spells in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2017/202

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francisco Arizala , Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia , Charalambos Tsangarides , and Mustafa Yenice

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 September 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484314166.001

ISBN: 9781484314166

Keywords: Africa, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros

This paper examines the growth performance of sub-Saharan African countries since 1960 through the lens of growth turning points (accelerations and decelerations) and periods of sustained growth (growth spells). Gr...

The Informal Economy in Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Size and Determinants

The Informal Economy in Sub-Saharan Africa : Size and Determinants »

Volume/Issue: 2017/156

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Leandro Medina , Andrew Jonelis , and Mehmet Cangul

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 July 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484305942.001

ISBN: 9781484305942

Keywords: Uganda, South Africa, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo

The multiple indicator-multiple cause (MIMIC) method is a well-established tool for measuring informal economic activity. However, it has been criticized because GDP is used both as a cause and indicator variable....

Seychelles
			: 2017 Article IV Consultation and Sixth Review Under the Extended Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles

Seychelles : 2017 Article IV Consultation and Sixth Review Under the Extended Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles »

Volume/Issue: 2017/160

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 June 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484304785.002

ISBN: 9781484304785

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Seychelles

This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights Seychelles' continued strong macroeconomic performance in 2016. Economic growth reached 4.5 percent, reflecting increased tourist arrivals, stronger output in the fishin...

Seychelles
			: Climate Change Policy Assessment

Seychelles : Climate Change Policy Assessment »

Volume/Issue: 2017/162

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 June 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484304808.002

ISBN: 9781484304808

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Seychelles

This paper takes stock of Seychelles' plans to manage climate change, from the perspective of its macroeconomic implications. It suggests macro-relevant reforms that could strengthen the plans' likelihood of succes...

Seychelles
			: Selected Issues

Seychelles : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2017/161

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 June 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484304792.002

ISBN: 9781484304792

Keywords: Seychelles, Sub-Saharan Africa

This Selected Issues paper discusses measures to enhance resilience to climate and natural disasters in Seychelles. Rising sea levels, changing rainfall patterns, increasingly intense and frequent tropical cyclones...

Structural Transformation in Employment and Productivity
			: What Can Africa Hope For?

Structural Transformation in Employment and Productivity : What Can Africa Hope For? »

Volume: 17

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Louise Fox , Alun Thomas , and Cleary Haines

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475583397.087

ISBN: 9781475583397

Keywords: Employment, Productivity, Structural adjustment, Structural transformation, Sub Saharan Africa

This paper provides the most complete analysis of the structural transformation among low- and low-middle-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa to date....

Seychelles
			: Fourth and Fifth Reviews Under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification and Waiver of Applicability of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles

Seychelles : Fourth and Fifth Reviews Under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification and Waiver of Applicability of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles »

Volume/Issue: 2017/51

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 February 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475579079.002

ISBN: 9781475579079

Keywords: Seychelles, Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper discusses Seychelles' Fourth and Fifth Reviews under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification and Waiver of Applicability of Performance Criteria. All performance criteria as of December 31,...

Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Causes and Policy Implications

Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa : Causes and Policy Implications »

Volume/Issue: 2016/247

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emre Alper , Niko Hobdari , and Ali Uppal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 December 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475563115.001

ISBN: 9781475563115

Keywords: South Africa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo, Sub-Saharan Africa, Tanzania, Sudan, Swaziland

This paper analyzes food inflation trends in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) from 2000 to 2016 using two novel datasets of disaggregated CPI baskets. Average food inflation is higher, more volatile, and similarly persiste...

Sub-Saharan African Migration
			: Patterns and Spillovers

Sub-Saharan African Migration : Patterns and Spillovers »

Volume/Issue: 2016/09

Series: Spillover Notes

Author(s): Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia , Ermal Hitaj , Montfort Mlachila , Arina Viseth , and Mustafa Yenice

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 November 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475546668.062

ISBN: 9781475546668

Keywords: Togo, Tanzania, Uganda, Swaziland, Spillovers, Sub-Saharan Africa, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone

Amid rapid population growth, migration in sub-Saharan Africa has been increasing briskly over the last 20 years. Up to the 1990s, the stock of migrants-citizens of one country living in another country-was dominat...

Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Promoting Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa : Promoting Inclusive and Sustainable Growth »

Volume: 16

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Montfort Mlachila , Ahmat Jidoud , Monique Newiak , Bozena Radzewicz-Bak , and Misa Takebe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 September 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475532401.087

ISBN: 9781475532401

Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa...

Cyclical Behavior of Fiscal Policy among Sub-Saharan African Countries

Cyclical Behavior of Fiscal Policy among Sub-Saharan African Countries »

Volume: 16

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Tetsuya Konuki , and Mauricio Villafuerte

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 August 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513563541.087

ISBN: 9781513563541

Keywords: Fiscal analysis, Fiscal policy, Cyclical indicators, Sub-Saharan Africa, Oil exporting states, fiscal policy, sub-saharan Africa, oil exporters, financial markets,

Excessively procyclical fiscal policy can be harmful. This paper investigates to what extent the fiscal policies of sub-Saharan African countries were procyclical in recent years and the reasons for the degree of f...

Fixed Base Year vs. Chain Linking in National Accounts
			: Experience of Sub-Saharan African Countries

Fixed Base Year vs. Chain Linking in National Accounts : Experience of Sub-Saharan African Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2016/133

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robert Dippelsman , Venkat Josyula , and Eric Métreau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 July 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475569339.001

ISBN: 9781475569339

Keywords: System of National Accounts, chain linking, volume measures, fixed base year

There are two approaches for producing volume estimates of GDP, fixed base year and annual chaining. While most advanced economies have adopted the chain-linked approach in the past twenty years, some African count...

Women's Opportunities and Challenges in Sub-Saharan African Job Markets

Women's Opportunities and Challenges in Sub-Saharan African Job Markets »

Volume/Issue: 2016/118

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christine Dieterich , Anni Huang , and Alun Thomas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 June 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484388518.001

ISBN: 9781484388518

Keywords: Multi-sector Labor Market, Agriculture Feminization, Female Informal Employment, Household Enterprise Employment, SSA Labor Market

As labor market data is scarce in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), this paper uses household survey data to analyze the determinants of the gender gap in the labor market and its welfare implications for five SSA countrie...

Inequality, Gender Gaps and Economic Growth
			: Comparative Evidence for Sub-Saharan Africa

Inequality, Gender Gaps and Economic Growth : Comparative Evidence for Sub-Saharan Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2016/111

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dalia Hakura , Mumtaz Hussain , Monique Newiak , Vimal Thakoor , and Fan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 June 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484382349.001

ISBN: 9781484382349

Keywords: Income inequality, gender inequality, economic growth, and sub-Saharan Africa

A growing body of empirical evidence suggests that inequality-income or gender related-can impede economic growth. Using dynamic panel regressions and new time series data, this paper finds that both income and gen...

Seychelles

Seychelles »

Volume/Issue: 2016/15

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 January 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513524337.002

ISBN: 9781513524337

Keywords: debt, monetary policy, balance of payments, credit growth, inflation, Sub-Saharan Africa, Seychelles

This paper discusses Seychelles’ Third Review Under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria (PC). All PCs for end-June 2015, the program’s third test date, were met. Based on p...

External Devaluations
			: Are Small States Different?

External Devaluations : Are Small States Different? »

Volume/Issue: 2015/240

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sebastian Acevedo Mejia , Aliona Cebotari , Kevin Greenidge , and Geoffrey Keim

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 November 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513512914.001

ISBN: 9781513512914

Keywords: external devaluation, devaluations, exchange rate, devaluation, currency, consumption, Studies of Particular Policy Episodes, Economic Growth of Open Economies, All Countries,

The paper investigates whether the macroeconomic effects of external devaluations have systematically different effects in small states, which are typically more open and less diversified than larger peers. Through...

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2015
			: Sub-Saharan Africa

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2015 : Sub-Saharan Africa »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 October 2015

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513562490.086

ISBN: 9781513562490

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa; commodity exporters; oil-exporting countries; competitiveness; trade integration; income inequality; gender inequality

Growth in sub-Saharan Africa has weakened after more than a decade of solid growth, although this overall outlook masks considerable variation across the region. Some countries have been negatively affected by fall...

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2015
			: Sub-Saharan Africa

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2015 : Sub-Saharan Africa »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 October 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513597331.086

ISBN: 9781513597331

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa; commodity exporters; oil-exporting countries; competitiveness; trade integration; income inequality; gender inequality

Growth in sub-Saharan Africa has weakened after more than a decade of solid growth, although this overall outlook masks considerable variation across the region. Some countries have been negatively affected by fall...

Seychelles
			: Staff Report for the 2015 Article IV Consultation, Second Review Under the Extended Arrangement, and Request for Waiver and Modification of Performance Criteria

Seychelles : Staff Report for the 2015 Article IV Consultation, Second Review Under the Extended Arrangement, and Request for Waiver and Modification of Performance Criteria »

Volume/Issue: 2015/201

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 July 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513542652.002

ISBN: 9781513542652

Keywords: debt, exchange, exchange rate, monetary fund, reserve

Context: The robust recovery from the 2008 balance of payments and debt crisis has resulted in improved economic and social outcomes. Continued policy discipline and reforms are needed for the microstate to mitiga...

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2015
			: Sub-Saharan Africa

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2015 : Sub-Saharan Africa »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 April 2015

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475595840.086

ISBN: 9781475595840

The sharp decline in oil and other commodity prices have adversely impacted sub-Saharan Africa. Nevertheless, the region is projected to register another year of solid economic performance. In South Africa, however...

Seychelles
			: First Review Under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria

Seychelles : First Review Under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria »

Volume/Issue: 2014/356

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 December 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498324564.002

ISBN: 9781498324564

Keywords: investment, debt, balance of payments, monetary fund

Program implementation and economic fundamentals continue to be strong, but the external position weakened in mid-2014. Projected growth for 2014 has been revised down to 2.8 percent from 3.7 percent, due to weaker...

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2014: Sub Saharan Africa
			: Staying the Course

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2014: Sub Saharan Africa : Staying the Course »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 October 2014

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498386777.086

ISBN: 9781498386777

Growth in much of Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to remain strong, driven by efforts to invest in infrastructure and strong agricultural production. The current Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone i...

First-Time International Bond Issuance-New Opportunities and Emerging Risks

First-Time International Bond Issuance-New Opportunities and Emerging Risks »

Volume/Issue: 2014/127

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anastasia Guscina , Guilherme Pedras , and Gabriel Presciuttini

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 July 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498390699.001

ISBN: 9781498390699

Keywords: Bond market, LICs, frontier markets, bond, international bond, bond issuance, global bond, International Lending and Debt Problems, Asset Pricing,

International bond issuance by debut issuers has risen in recent years. The uptick was a result of both demand and supply factors. The search for yield and demand for portfolio diversification have resulted in dema...

Seychelles
			: Request for an Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility

Seychelles : Request for an Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility »

Volume/Issue: 2014/186

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 July 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498346979.002

ISBN: 9781498346979

Keywords: central bank, public debt, balance of payments, external debt, current account

This paper discusses Seychelles' Request for an Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF). In the five years following the 2008 balance of payments and debt crisis, the authorities have successfully enacte...

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2014: Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Fostering Inclusive Growth

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2014: Sub-Saharan Africa : Fostering Inclusive Growth »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 April 2014

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475578942.086

ISBN: 9781475578942

The five Regional Economic Outlooks published biannually by the IMF cover Asia and Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Western Hemisphere. In each volume, recent econo...

Seychelles
			: Staff Report for the Eight Review Under the Extended Arrangement

Seychelles : Staff Report for the Eight Review Under the Extended Arrangement »

Volume/Issue: 2014/25

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 January 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484399743.002

ISBN: 9781484399743

Keywords: Seychelles, central bank, public debt, external debt, debt reduction, balance of payments

On December 19, 2013, the Executive Board of the IMF completed the eighth and final review under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) for Seychelles. The completion of the review enables a disbursement of SDR 3.3 milli...

Expansion, récession ou prospérité? L'exploitation des richesses naturelles en Afrique subsaharienne

Expansion, récession ou prospérité? L'exploitation des richesses naturelles en Afrique subsaharienne »

Volume: 13

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Charlotte Lundgren , Alun Thomas , and Robert York

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2013

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484374443.087

ISBN: 9781484374443

Keywords: oil, minerals, fiscal framework, governance, resource curse, Dutch disease, taxation, investment efficiency, capacity, extractive industries

Sizeable natural resource endowments and potentially large financial inflows from their extraction provide an unparalleled opportunity for economic growth and development in a growing number of sub-Saharan African...

Perspectives économiques régionales, Oct 13
			: Afrique subsaharienne Maintenir le rythme

Perspectives économiques régionales, Oct 13 : Afrique subsaharienne Maintenir le rythme »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 2013

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484369470.086

ISBN: 9781484369470

Keywords: frontier markets, exchange rate, capital inflows, debt, private capital, portfolio flows, balance of payments, structural reforms, exchange rate pegs, foreign exchange

The October 2013 Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa provides a comprehensive report on the prospects for growth in the region, as well as the major risks to the outlook. Generally, growth is expected to...

Boom, Bust or Prosperity? Managing Sub-Saharan Africa's Natural Resource Wealth

Boom, Bust or Prosperity? Managing Sub-Saharan Africa's Natural Resource Wealth »

Volume: 13

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Charlotte Lundgren , Alun Thomas , and Robert York

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 October 2013

Language: Portuguese

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484397466.087

ISBN: 9781484397466

Keywords: oil, minerals, fiscal framework, governance, resource curse, Dutch disease, taxation, investment efficiency, capacity, extractive industries

Sizeable natural resource endowments and potentially large financial inflows from their extraction provide an unparalleled opportunity for economic growth and development in a growing number of sub-Saharan African...

Seychelles
			: 2013 Article IV Consultation, Seventh Review Under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criterion

Seychelles : 2013 Article IV Consultation, Seventh Review Under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criterion »

Volume/Issue: 2013/202

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 July 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484384404.002

ISBN: 9781484384404

Keywords: external debt, central bank, public debt, current account

This staff report discusses Seychelles 2013 Article IV Consultation, Seventh Review Under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criterion. The repayment of domestic debt, a preference...

The Fund's Capacity Development Strategy--Better Policies Through Stronger Institutions

The Fund's Capacity Development Strategy--Better Policies Through Stronger Institutions »

Volume/Issue: 2013/045

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 May 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498341790.007

ISBN: 9781498341790

Keywords: Fund role, Public information notices, Technical Assistance, Technical assistance programs, Financial and Monetary Sector, Financial crises, Economic analysis, Economic stabilization, Financial management, Institute for Capacity Development

This paper outlines reforms to increase the effectiveness of the Fund's capacity development (CD) program. It builds on the 2008 and 2011 reviews of technical assistance (TA) and the 2008 review of training, which...

Perspectives économiques régionales, Mai 13
			: Afrique subsaharienne Créer une dynamique dans une économie mondiale à plusieurs vitesses

Perspectives économiques régionales, Mai 13 : Afrique subsaharienne Créer une dynamique dans une économie mondiale à plusieurs vitesses »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 May 2013

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484345030.086

ISBN: 9781484345030

Keywords: bond, bonds, sovereign bonds, sovereign bond, exchange rate, public debt, inflation, exchange rate pegs, debt sustainability, debt relief

Growth remained strong in the region in 2012, with regional GDP rates increasing in most countries (excluding Nigeria and South Africa). Projections point to a moderate, broad-based acceleration in growth to around...

Seychelles
			: Sixth Review Under the Extended Arrangement and Request for an Extension of the Arrangement and Augmentation of Access-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles.

Seychelles : Sixth Review Under the Extended Arrangement and Request for an Extension of the Arrangement and Augmentation of Access-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles. »

Volume/Issue: 2013/24

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 January 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475567601.002

ISBN: 9781475567601

Keywords: debt, external debt, interest, payments, loans

Resilient growth is observed in 2012 in Seychelles. Weakness in tourism has been offset by increases from less-traditional markets. The current account and adjustments has administered prices in the second half of...

Seychelles
			: Fifth Review Under the Extended Arrangement, Request for Modification of Performance Criteria, and Financing Assurances Review:  Staff Report; Press Release on the completion of the Review.

Seychelles : Fifth Review Under the Extended Arrangement, Request for Modification of Performance Criteria, and Financing Assurances Review: Staff Report; Press Release on the completion of the Review. »

Volume/Issue: 2012/260

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 September 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475510430.002

ISBN: 9781475510430

Keywords: debt, external debt, interest, loans, payments

This paper is an account of Seychelles' monetary efforts to establish its position in 2012. After the recovery in 2008, the country had solid growth through 2011. The important threat was external risks, which coul...

Seychelles
			: Fourth Review Under the Extended Arrangement, Request for Waiver of Applicability of Performance Criteria and Financing Assurance Review:  Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles

Seychelles : Fourth Review Under the Extended Arrangement, Request for Waiver of Applicability of Performance Criteria and Financing Assurance Review: Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles »

Volume/Issue: 2012/30

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 February 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463935801.002

ISBN: 9781463935801

Keywords: external debt, debt, public debt, loans, central bank

Seychelles's fiscal stance for 2012 allows maintaining a steady course toward debt reduction. The authorities' decisions to downsize the loss-making national airline and raise tariffs of public enterprises are cruc...

Seychelles
			: Extended Arrangement-Financing Assurances Review-Staff Report.

Seychelles : Extended Arrangement-Financing Assurances Review-Staff Report. »

Volume/Issue: 2011/133

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 June 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455280551.002

ISBN: 9781455280551

Keywords: external debt, banking, banking system, external payments arrears

The Executive Board approved a three-year Extended Fund Facility with Seychelles. This report briefly outlines performance under the program, including compliance with the end-December targets, before addressing th...

Seychelles
			: Third Review under the Extended Arrangement, Request for Modification of Performance Criteria, Financing Assurances Review:  Staff Report;  Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion.

Seychelles : Third Review under the Extended Arrangement, Request for Modification of Performance Criteria, Financing Assurances Review: Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion. »

Volume/Issue: 2011/134

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 June 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455280568.002

ISBN: 9781455280568

Keywords: debt, external debt, loans, central bank, public debt

Seychelles's economy has recovered strongly from the debt crisis and global recession, owing to high foreign direct investment and a rebound in tourism. Inflation remained near zero, and the country continued to r...

Seychelles
			: 2010 Article IV Consultation and Second Review Under the Extended Arrangement, Request for Rephasing of Disbursements, and Financing Assurances Review-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles

Seychelles : 2010 Article IV Consultation and Second Review Under the Extended Arrangement, Request for Rephasing of Disbursements, and Financing Assurances Review-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles »

Volume/Issue: 2011/5

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 January 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455213610.002

ISBN: 9781455213610

Keywords: debt, interest, budget, external debt, public sector

Seychelles's strong stabilization efforts has helped the economy to overcome debt crisis and global recession under the Stand-By Arrangement (SBA). But the authorities need to address monetary policy trade-offs, an...

Seychelles
			: First Review Under the Extended Arrangement, Request for Modification of Performance Criteria, and Financing Assurances Review:  Staff Report; Staff Supplement; and Press Release

Seychelles : First Review Under the Extended Arrangement, Request for Modification of Performance Criteria, and Financing Assurances Review: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; and Press Release »

Volume/Issue: 2010/204

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 July 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455204588.002

ISBN: 9781455204588

Keywords: debt, budget, interest, external debt, central bank

The fiscal policy stance continues to be appropriate, facilitating a reduction in public debt. Seychelles has made a good start on its second stage of reforms under an Extended Fund Facility (EFF)-supported program...

Tax Administration in Small Economies

Tax Administration in Small Economies »

Volume: 10

Series: Technical Notes and Manuals

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 May 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455273416.005

ISBN: 9781455273416

Keywords: tax administration, organization structure, small and micro economies, organizational models, tax administrations, taxpayers, taxes, fiscal affairs

This technical note analyzes tax administration in small economies. Choosing the right organization structure is a key component of any program of tax administration reform and modernization. It creates a solid pla...

Government Finance Statistics Yearbook, 2009

Government Finance Statistics Yearbook, 2009 »

Series: Government Finance Statistics

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589068629.043

ISBN: 9781589068629

Keywords: liabilities, taxes, financial assets, loans, financial derivatives, interest, local governments, benefits, salaries, public debt

Detailed annual data for Fund member governments are supplied on revenue income by source (tax, lending, bonds, etc.), and expenditure by sector (defense, education, health, etc.) for all levels of government (nati...

Seychelles
			: Third Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Financing Assurances Review, Cancellation of the Stand-By-Arrangement, and Request for an Extended Arrangement-Staff Report; Staff Statement, Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles

Seychelles : Third Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Financing Assurances Review, Cancellation of the Stand-By-Arrangement, and Request for an Extended Arrangement-Staff Report; Staff Statement, Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles »

Volume/Issue: 2010/3

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 January 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451836264.002

ISBN: 9781451836264

Keywords: debt, interest, external debt, budget, public sector

This paper discusses key findings of the Third Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement for Seychelles. The program is on track, and macroeconomic stabilization has advanced rapidly. The authorities continue to implem...

Seychelles - Assessment Letter for the International Community

Seychelles - Assessment Letter for the International Community »

Volume/Issue: 2009/102

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498335010.007

ISBN: 9781498335010

Keywords: Assessment letters, Debt restructuring, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Governance, Monetary policy, Relationships with Fund, Public financial management, Development, Economic growth

This letter provides an assessment of recent macroeconomic developments in Seychelles and an update on the discussions of Fund staff with the Seychelles authorities on macroeconomic policies and structural reforms...

Seychelles
			: Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Financing Assurance Review:  Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles

Seychelles : Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Financing Assurance Review: Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles »

Volume/Issue: 2009/208

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 July 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451836257.002

ISBN: 9781451836257

Keywords: debt, interest, external debt, interest rate, public sector

This paper presents key findings of the Second Review for Seychelles under the Stand-By Arrangement. The program is on track, and macroeconomic stabilization has advanced rapidly. The authorities are implementing t...

Seychelles
			: First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Financing Assurance Review:  Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles

Seychelles : First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Financing Assurance Review: Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles »

Volume/Issue: 2009/121

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 April 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451836240.002

ISBN: 9781451836240

Keywords: debt, external debt, interest, public sector, public debt

This paper discusses key findings of the First Review for Seychelles under the Stand-By Arrangement. Developments under the program at end-December 2008 were broadly satisfactory. Although growth was lower and infl...

Seychelles
			: 2008 Article IV Consultation and Request for a Stand-By Arrangement:  Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles

Seychelles : 2008 Article IV Consultation and Request for a Stand-By Arrangement: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles »

Volume/Issue: 2008/365

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 December 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451836226.002

ISBN: 9781451836226

Keywords: debt, interest, external debt, public sector

This paper presents Seychelles' 2008 Article IV Consultation and Request for a Stand-By Arrangement. Large macroeconomic imbalances and vulnerabilities resulting from longstanding unsustainable macroeconomic polici...

Seychelles
			: Selected Issues

Seychelles : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2008/366

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 December 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451836233.002

ISBN: 9781451836233

Keywords: fiscal adjustment, exchange rate, international monetary fund

This Selected Issues paper for Seychelles argues that sound fiscal policies and smaller governments can be conducive to growth and help reduce a country's economic vulnerability. Growth in Seychelles has been volat...

Seychelles
			: Assessment of the Supervision and Regulation of the Financial Sector-Review of Financial Sector Regulation and Supervision

Seychelles : Assessment of the Supervision and Regulation of the Financial Sector-Review of Financial Sector Regulation and Supervision »

Volume/Issue: 2004/381

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451836219.002

ISBN: 9781451836219

Keywords: banking, money laundering, banking supervision, banking supervisors

This paper reviews of Sector Regulation and Supervision for Seychelles. Regulation and supervision of the banking sector and foreign exchange bureaus in Seychelles is carried out by the Bank Supervision Division of...

Seychelles
			: Recent Economic Developments

Seychelles : Recent Economic Developments »

Volume/Issue: 2000/162

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451836202.002

ISBN: 9781451836202

Keywords: interest, central bank, debt, public entities, balance of payments

On the revenue side of Seychelles, both tax and nontax revenues have shown marked increases during 1998-99 on account of a number of factors. A strengthening of tax administration has yielded significant improvemen...

Seychelles
			: Statistical Annex

Seychelles : Statistical Annex »

Volume/Issue: 1998/94

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 October 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451836196.002

ISBN: 9781451836196

Keywords: central bank, balance of payments, debt service, imported goods, import prices

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

Seychelles
			: Recent Economic Developments

Seychelles : Recent Economic Developments »

Volume/Issue: 1996/46

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 June 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451836189.002

ISBN: 9781451836189

Keywords: central bank, commercial banks, foreign currency, balance of payments, debt service

This paper reviews economic developments in Seychelles during 1990-95. After growing in 1992 and 1993 by 6.9 percent and 5.1 percent, respectively, real GDP contracted in 1994 by an estimated 1.6 percent, mainly as...

Seychelles
			: Statistical Annex

Seychelles : Statistical Annex »

Volume/Issue: 1994/14

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451836172.002

ISBN: 9781451836172

Keywords: central bank, balance of payments, official reserves, debt service, monetary fund

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...