• 20 Jun 2015
  • John Armour, Daniel Awrey
  • Pages: 46
The global financial crisis of 2007–08 triggered a plethora of regulatory reforms under the auspices of international bodies such as the G20 and Financial Stability Board. Yet the implementation of these reforms remains a task for individual countries.
  • 29 May 2015
  • Michele Robinson
  • Pages: 84
An increase in external shocks, international terrorism and natural disasters over the past two decades has led to unsustainable debt burdens in small and vulnerable states, resulting in debt restructuring programmes. This paper highlights the...
  • 31 Mar 2014
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Pages: 213
While the term ‘green economy’ has been widely used at the international level, very little information exists about what the concept looks like in practice. What are the policies required? What are the challenges of implementation at national ...
  • 09 Dec 2011
  • Liam Campling, Hansel Confiance, Marie-Therese Purvis
  • Pages: 124
SOCIAL POLICIES IN SMALL STATES SERIES The country case studies and thematic papers in this series examine social policy issues facing small states and the implications for economic development. They show how, despite their inherent vulnerability ...
  • 30 Sep 2011
  • Commonwealth Observer Group
  • Pages: 40
The Report of the Commonwealth Observer Group for the Seychelles Presidential Election. The Group was led by Dr Julian R Hunte, the former Foreign Minister of St Lucia, and comprised five eminent persons in total.
  • 01 Jan 1998
  • Commonwealth Observer Group
  • Pages: 70
These Election Reports are the observations, conclusions and recommendations of Commonwealth Observer Groups. The SecretaryGeneral constitutes these observer missions at the request of governments and with the agreement of all significant political...
The concept of the ‘green economy’ is still under debate. Many countries are apprehensive of the process of transitioning to a green economy. They fear that greening key economic sectors could reduce economic growth, while committing them to costly ...
During the 1960s and 1970s, increased interest was shown by some international organisations, such as the United Nations and the Commonwealth Secretariat, in small states, notably small islands, and the development challenges they faced during the ...
With a population of around 81,0003 and a total landmass of approximately 455 sq km, Seychelles is by any measure a small state. As might be expected, this archipelago of around 115 islands is but a blip on the screen of international trade in goods...
As noted at the outset, the bulk of the research for this paper was undertaken between late 2007 and mid 2008. Yet as we have indicated at several points, especially in the conclusion, Seychelles’ economy and society has been undergoing rapid change...
This working paper was produced as a country case study as part of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development’s (UNRISD)–Commonwealth Secretariat project on social policy in small states.1 Seychelles is an important case study of...
This paper has traced the trajectory of social policy in Seychelles from the late colonial period to mid-2008. It has done so through the prism of the political and economic history of the country, including the context of and relationships with...
Formal and organised primary education in Seychelles started around 1944 (Rowe, 1959), about 175 years after first settlement in the colony. Secondary education was introduced several years later. In both instances education was not compulsory and in...
Since 1977 the government has maintained a strong commitment to social development policies with particular emphasis on education and health. The budget allocations to education and health have remained between 11 and 13 per cent of national...
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