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: Small States: Economic Review and Basic Statistics
Number within series: 20
Publication date: 23 April 2018
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Small States: Economic Review and Basic Statistics is a flagship publication of the Commonwealth Secretariat highlighting the development indicators of small states and disseminating knowledge on their economic performance.

Publication date: 11 September 2017
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This publication seeks to help Commonwealth developing countries adapt to emerging trade issues such as climate change, e-commerce, implementation of the SDGs, and the role of Micro, Small and Medium-sized enterprises and GVCs . It addresses systemic issues that impact on the participation in the multilateral trading system and WTO negotiations.

Contributor: Resina Katafono
Publication date: 1 September 2017
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This publication reviews seven sectors that can catalyse economic development in the Commonwealth Pacific: political governance; development effectiveness and co-ordination; oceans governance; non-communicable diseases; ICT and connectivity; migration and climate change; and energy, and offers policy solutions to address these challenges.

Contributor: Paul R. Baker
Publication date: 24 July 2017
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

E-Commerce and Digital Trade reviews the current frameworks, legal issues, empirical data, WTO member states proposals, and existing literature. It is designed for policy-makers in Commonwealth small states, LDCs, and sub-Saharan African countries to participate in global work on the subject area, including the WTO work programme on e-commerce.

Series title: Small States: Economic Review and Basic Statistics
Number within series: 19
Publication date: 10 October 2016
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This unique annual collection of key economic and statistical data on small states is an essential reference for economists, planners and policy-makers. This volume contains 17 tables covering development indicators and an article focusing on climate change impacts, adaptation and policies for agriculture in African small states.

Series title: Commonwealth Blue Economy Series
Number within series: 1
Publication date: 30 September 2016
Format: Paperback

Island nations have benefited from their ocean resources, with marine uses and activities contributing to their economic development. There is a growing appreciation of the critical role oceans play in sustainable economic growth and the need to manage and protect coastal and marine ecosystems that are the fundamental basis for that growth.

Series title: Commonwealth Blue Economy Series
Number within series: 4
Publication date: 30 September 2016
Format: Paperback

This fourth volume in the Commonwealth Blue Economy Series, Marine Renewable Energy, explores the potential for the development of the blue economy by providing a high-level review of actions needed to progress marine renewable energy generation in SIDS.

Series title: Commonwealth Blue Economy Series
Number within series: 2
Publication date: 30 September 2016
Format: Paperback

This second volume of the Commonwealth Blue Economy Series, Aquaculture, explores the potential for the development of a blue economy mariculture industry, as well as specific enabling conditions that could assist in moving towards economic reality where opportunities exist.

Series title: Commonwealth Blue Economy Series
Number within series: 3
Publication date: 30 September 2016
Format: Paperback

This third volume in the Commonwealth Blue Economy Series, Capture Fisheries, describes challenges in managing capture fisheries, and strategies and activities that could be undertaken by SIDS to make improvements. Includes case studies illustrating positive actions that have been taken by SIDS and their outcomes.

Series title: Commonwealth Blue Economy Series
Number within series: 5
Publication date: 30 September 2016
Format: Paperback

This fifth volume in the Commonwealth Blue Economy Series, Blue Biotechnology, provides a high-level assessment of the opportunities available for economic diversification through the development of a blue biotechnology sector in SIDS for food, health products and pharmaceuticals.

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