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The Economic Cost of Violence Against Women and Girls

A Study of Seychelles

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This publication provides a comprehensive framework – complimentary to those based on needs and justice – to assess the economic cost of VAWG. It applies an economy-wide modelling approach that enables governments to capture important linkages and secondary effects to assess the full impact of VAWG. The data gathered for this framework will be useful for countries when reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular, SDG5 and SDG16. Moreover, the data gathering process also provides an opportunity to assess the strength of the national statistical system, which is crucial to measuring progress across all of the SDGs in a manner that is both inclusive and fair. Seychelles is the first Commonwealth country where the framework has been applied using real country-level data and information. This book presents the process and outcomes of applying the newly developed framework and methodology to Seychelles.

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Estimated Cost of VAWG in Seychelles

The estimated total cost of VAWG in Seychelles under the typical case is 235.7 million Seychelles rupees (SCR) (or 1.22% of 2016 GDP). This comprises an estimated direct cost of SCR 205.8 million (1.07% of GDP) plus an economy-wide indirect cost of SCR 29.9 million (0.16% GDP).

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