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.
Supporting Investment and Private Sector Development in Times of Crisis: Strategies for Small States
Documents the effects of the global financial crisis on investment and private sector development in small states. It uses case studies (St Lucia, Vanuatu and Mauritius) to draw lessons from policy responses and propose further support required at both the national and international level to support the private sector through the economic crisis.
Manoeuvring at the Margins: Constraints Faced by Small States in International Trade Negotiations
Highlights three areas where small states can maximise their potential influence: establishing an effective negotiating team by strengthening human resources; harnessing the support of civil society and the private sector; and, improving negotiation strategies.
Trade, Climate Change and Sustainable Development: Key Issues for Small States, Least Developed Countries and Vulnerable Economies
Examines the opportunities and multiple large-scale challenges small developing countries face in adapting key trade sectors to the impact climate change, addressing climate change measures, and furthering their own trade capacity and competitiveness in the global market.
Trade, Growth and Poverty Reduction: Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small States in the Global Economic System
Why have the least developed countries failed to grow as fast as other economies during the recent period of globalisation? This title explores the broad links between growth in income, globalisation, and poverty reduction. It argues that domestic and international policies have failed to serve the interests of the poorest countries.
Working Smart and Small: The Role of Knowledge-based and Service Industries in Growth Strategies for Small States
Small states face serious challenges for development due to their size, remoteness and vulnerability. This work suggests how small states can reposition themselves in the global economy and move into knowledge-based and service industries. It provides an overview of factors constraining the development of services sector and trade in services.
Labour Markets in Small Developing States
Explores the approaches to the challenge of human resources development in national development strategy formulation adopted by governments of smaller states across the world and considers the effectiveness of the particular strategies adopted. This book also explores the role of labour migration in this process.
Small States and the Pillars of Economic Resilience
Small developing states tend to be inherently prone to exogenous shocks over which they can exercise very little control. This book argues that economic resilience can be built through appropriate policy interventions in four principal areas.
Information and Communication Technologies for the Public Service: A Small States Focus
Looks at the obstacles facing developing countries and what lessons they can learn from developed countries' approach towards e-government. This book reviews some of the considerations involved for implementing e-governance and e-government. It also includes examples of working plans for implementing e-government in Barbados, Belize, and Cyprus.
Sustainable Development in Small Island Developing States: Issues and Challenges
About one fifth of all politically independent countries are small island developing states. For these countries, sustainable development is not a matter of choice, it is imperative. This book seeks to initiate a debate on how to support a new wave of action for sustainable development.
The Emerging Debt Problems of Small States
Examines the history of indebtedness, its likely causes in different economies, and prospects for dealing with the debt problem. This book argues that there is a need for a comprehensive international framework to deal with it, covering fiscal discipline in small states themselves, and improved debt recording and debt management.
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