Small states

The Commonwealth gives high priority to supporting the integration of small states in the global economy. Our books include ground-breaking research and policy advice on how small states can build their resilience and competitiveness, so they can take advantage of the opportunities and meet the challenges arising from globalisation. 

Series title: Economic Paper Series
Number within series: 93
Publication date: 15 November 2011
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This Economic Paper assesses new innovative measures in trade in service negotiations that reflect the vulnerabilities and challenges faced by developing countries. It outlines the approaches that can help small and low-income countries in a manner that is practical and supportive of their economic development.

Publication date: 11 October 2011
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This study examines how monetary and fiscal policies are implemented in Pacific small states and suggests policy options that can be used by these countries.

Publication date: 11 October 2011
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Examines measures through which small states can work together with the international community to strengthen their ability to cope with pressing challenges such as climate change, sustainable manufacturing, and renewable energy technologies.

Publication date: 11 October 2011
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Provides an up-to-date and comprehensive analysis of the status of the epidemic in the Pacific, Southern Africa and the Caribbean. It examines specific features of these three regions that contribute towards the spread of HIV/AIDS and identify the responses by various local and external stakeholders.

Publication date: 23 September 2011
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This study examines how monetary and fiscal policies are implemented in Caribbean small states, tracing the differences and similarities in tax structure, current expenditure and current revenues. It shows the impact of monetary policy on inflation and the importance of exchange rate regimes to the effectiveness of monetary policy in the region.

Contributor: Gérard Adonis
Publication date: 23 September 2011
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This book reviews the implementation of macroeconomic policies in Malta, identifying the key issues, lessons learnt and best practices which could be adapted by other small states. It also sets out the country’s challenges for the future, including attending to the conflicting demands of environmental conservation and economic development.

Series title: Small States: Economic Review and Basic Statistics
Number within series: 15
Publication date: 15 July 2011
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This unique annual collection of key economic and statistical data on states with fewer than 5 million inhabitants is an essential reference for economists, planners and policy-makers working on issues of concern to small states. This volume contains 68 tables covering development indicators and 3 articles focusing on public private partnerships.

Publication date: 16 June 2011
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This book provides a thorough grounding in bringing sustainable development to the forefront of policy-making. It advises small states on how to devise practical national strategies, addresses the need for legislative change, and examines methods for monitoring progress. Contributors range from international academics to economists.

Publication date: 16 June 2011
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This book argues for the particular challenges of education in small states, and for the need to examine the impact of changing global contexts, to document the changing nature and significance of recent and contemporary education policy priorities, and to advance the case for new and strengthened initiatives for education in small states.

Publication date: 13 May 2011
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This book brings policy-making for sustainable development into the mainstream of decision-making at all levels of governance and in all sectors. It builds on the 2005 internationally agreed ‘Mauritius Strategy’ which aims to implement the integration of sustainable development by small island developing states.

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