An assessment of the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 in Seychelles

This report presents an initial assessment of the social and economic impact of Covid-19 on Seychelles. It has been prepared in line with the UN Secretary General’s recommendation of extending UN support to national Covid-19 responses. The report is aimed at stimulating policy debate on recovery and building a resilient economy that can withstand future shocks, and to inform programming by Government and the UN system. The study relied on secondary data from national and global sources, complemented by extensive consultations with sector experts, communities and actors in the formal and informal private sector including small, medium and large business establishments. It identifies several impacts of the pandemic on the economy and social sector, while also articulating the efficacy of Government programmes designed to cushion the country from the negative shock presented by the pandemic.