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.
Building the Economic Resilience of Small States
Explores the role of economic policy in mitigating the drawbacks of economic vulnerability associated with smaller states.
Small States in Transition: From Vulnerability to Competitiveness
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.
Economic Vulnerability and Resilience of Small States
Explores the role of good governance and appropriate macroeconomic policies in mitigating the drawbacks of economic vulnerability associated with smaller states.
Marginalisation of LDCs and Small Vulnerable States in World Trade
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.
Beautiful But Costly: Business Costs in Small Remote Economies
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.
Citizenship Education in Small States: Trinidad and Tobago
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.
Citizenship Education in Small States: Guyana
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.
Small States in the Global Economy
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.
A Future for Small States: Overcoming Vulnerability
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.
- Agriculture Expand or collapse me
- Democracy and elections Expand or collapse me
- Debt and finance policy
- Economic development Expand or collapse me
- Education, gender and health Expand or collapse me
- Law and human rights Expand or collapse me
- Public administration and governance Expand or collapse me
- Small states Expand or collapse me
- Trade Expand or collapse me
- Youth policy