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.
Macroeconomic Policy Frameworks of Small States: A Case Study of Malta
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.
Small States: Economic Review and Basic Statistics, Volume 15
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.
Tools for Mainstreaming Sustainable Development in Small States
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.
Education in Small States: Policies and Priorities
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.
Integrating Sustainable Development into National Frameworks: Policy Approaches for Key Sectors in Small States
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.
Social Policies in Malta
This paper examines the economic, political and social development of Malta, particularly since independence, highlighting the successes and failures of the social development strategies adopted and suggesting how these lessons can inform future policy decisions
Assessing the Structure of Small Welfare States
Examines how the characteristics of small states influence their pursuit of a welfare state. Many of the small states discussed have not previously featured in mainstream thinking about the relationship between country size and the extent of the welfare state.
Effectiveness of Aid for Trade in Small and Vulnerable Economies: An Empirical Assessment
This Economic Paper presents the first analyses of the use and effectiveness of Aid for Trade (AfT), the initiative to help developing countries boost their involvement in the global economy. It examines the extent to which SVEs have been able to access AfT funds and to what extent this assistance has helped them to improve their trade performance.
Saving Small Island Developing States: Environmental and Natural Resource Challenges
Saving Small Developing Island States introduces the key policy challenges small island states face in dealing with the environmental consequences of climate change. It will be of interest to environmental and natural resource managers in small island states, government policy-makers, and academics and students in the fields of public policy.
Social Policies in Grenada
This paper assesses developments in social policy approaches and delivery in Grenada, including the economic strategies pursued and their effects on social policy, particularly in respect of children. It looks at the challenges faced by governments and presents a brief case study of Hurricane Ivan.
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