SOCIAL POLICIES IN SMALL STATES SERIESThe 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, some small states have been successful in improving their social indicators because of the complementary social and economic policies they have implemented. CASE STUDY – SEYCHELLESSeychelles has one of the most extensive social policy programmes in the developing world, and has been identified as a model for the rest of Africa. As a small state, however, it remains economically vulnerable and in 2008 had to accept a financial rescue package from the IMF. This book provides comprehensive analysis of social policy development in the country from the colonial era onwards, focusing on the political and economic developments that have led to the current situation. The challenge now is to maintain current levels of social policy interventions in the face of severe indebtedness and the stagnation of economic growth.
About the Author
Liam Campling is a Lecturer in Work and Organisation at the School of Business and Management, Queen Mary, University of London.Hansel Confiance is an Economist in the Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Seychelles.Marie-Therese Purvis, PhD is Director of the National Institute of Education, Seychelles.
Table of ContentsAbout the authors
List of Tables and Figures
Acronyms and abbreviations
2. Political Economy and Development Policy in the Seychelles
3. Seychelles Social Situation
4. Social Policy in the Seychelles
5. Conclusion and Policy Implications
6. Post-script (March 2011) – A New Seychelles?