The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) undertook a survey on food insecurity for the first time in 2016. The survey is an application of the FAO’s Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES) that uses an experience-based metric to measure the severity of food insecurity. The survey was administered to some 1200 households during the second quarter of 2016.

“The Poverty Profile Report provides a more detailed analysis of the results of the 2013 Household Budget Survey (HBS). It is a continuation / follow-up on the summary of the 2013 HBS results that was published in the Poverty & Inequality Estimates bulletin in December 2015. This report focuses on the patterns and correlates of poverty in 2013”.

Seychelles subscribed today to the International Monetary Fund’s Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS), bringing the number of subscribing countries to 64. Seychelles is the 13th country  to graduate to the SDDS from the IMF’s General Data Dissemination System (GDDS), in which the country has participated in since December 18, 2006. Seychelles has benefitted from the Department for International Development (DFID) Enhanced Data Dissemination Initiative, financed by the government of the United Kingdom, which aims to assist countries to graduate from the GDDS to the SDDS. Seychelles is the third Sub-Saharan African country to subscribe to the SDDS.

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