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. 

Publication date: 1 April 2006
Format: Paperback

Explores the role of economic policy in mitigating the drawbacks of economic vulnerability associated with smaller states.

Publication date: 1 October 2004
Format: Paperback

This title is a report of a follow up of a pan-Commonwealth forum of the same name held in Port of Spain Trinidad attended by over 28 Commonwealth small states. The study deals with the pressing economic policy question facing the world's smallest economies.

Publication date: 1 January 2004
Format: Paperback

Explores the role of good governance and appropriate macroeconomic policies in mitigating the drawbacks of economic vulnerability associated with smaller states.

Series title: Economic Paper
Publication date: 1 January 2004
Format: Paperback

There are indisputable concerns over the ineffective participation of Least-Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Vulnerable Economies (SVEs) in the process of global integration, and their failure to derive benefits from the ongoing process of trade liberalisation and globalisation.

Series title: Economic Paper
Publication date: 1 January 2004
Format: Paperback

This publication is a study of the operating costs confronting the private sector in small economies, with the view to determine whether these act as a fundamental impediment to trade and investment.

Contributor: Patricia Ellis
Series title: Commonwealth Case Studies in Citizenship Education
Publication date: 1 January 2002
Format: Paperback

These books focus on the outcomes of this project in the respective countries, providing valuable insights into the strengthening of values in a society. They set out the strategies and actions needed to support small states wishing to promote the values of good citizenship.

Contributor: Una M. Paul
Series title: Commonwealth Case Studies in Citizenship Education
Publication date: 1 January 2002
Format: Paperback

Identity and diversity in all its forms present major challenges to countries seeking to best equip citizens with the skills to participate effectively in their diverse societies. They set out the strategies and actions needed to support small states wishing to promote the values of good citizenship.

Series title: Economic Paper Series
Publication date: 1 January 2001
Format: Hardback

A collection of the papers presented to the Commonwealth Secretariat/World Bank Joint Task Force conferences in 1999 and 2000. The joint report set out an agenda for future national, regional and international actions to address economic vulnerabilities of small states.

Publication date: 1 January 1997
Format: Paperback

This report provides an analysis of key issues concerning small states’ security and development. It sets out a series of recommendations to counteract vulnerability arising from such factors as globalization, environmental degradation and global warming, and international crime.

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