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Country Report Vanuatu 4th Quarter

  • ID: 2138771
  • Country Profile
  • November 2016
  • Region: Vanuatu
  • 18 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit
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A major challenge facing the government in 2017-18 will be managing the recovery from the lingering devastation caused by Cyclone Pam, a category-five storm that swept through the archipelago in March 2015.

Political uncertainty has eased since a change in government in January 2016, but tight restrictions on when and for how long parliament can sit will have a negative impact on policy implementation and the ongoing recovery.

Despite substantial aid from development partners The Economist Intelli-gence Unit expects the budget deficit to average 0.2% of GDP in 2017-18 as expansion of the revenue base is delayed.
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Country Report Vanuatu 4th Quarter

Summary
Outlook for 2017-18
Review

Basic data
Land area
Population
Major islands
Capital
Climate
Weather in Port Vila
Languages
Measures
Currency
Fiscal year
Time
Public holidays

Political structure
Official name
Form of state
The executive
Head of state
National legislature
Legal system
National elections
National government
Main political organisations
Key members of the Council of Ministers
Central bank governor

Economic structure: Annual indicators

Economic structure: Quarterly indicators

Outlook for 2017-18: Political stability

Outlook for 2017-18: Election watch

Outlook for 2017-18: International relations

Outlook for 2017-18: Policy trends

Outlook for 2017-18: Fiscal policy

Outlook for 2017-18: Monetary policy

Outlook for 2017-18: International assumptions

Outlook for 2017-18: Economic growth

Outlook for 2017-18: Inflation

Outlook for 2017-18: Exchange rates

Outlook for 2017-18: External sector

Outlook for 2017-18: Forecast summary
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