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 July 2008
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

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.

Series title: Economic Paper
Publication date: 1 June 2008
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

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.

Contributor: Dinesh Dodhia
Series title: Economic Paper Series
Publication date: 1 April 2008
Format: Paperback

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.

Publication date: 1 April 2007
Format: Paperback

The book provides policy makers and parliamentarians worldwide with a detailed insight into how these issues uniquely impact upon small states, and offers recommendations on how to strengthen their capacity to exploit the new opportunities and 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.

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