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.
Small States and the Pillars of Economic Resilience
Small developing states tend to be inherently prone to exogenous shocks over which they can exercise very little control. This book argues that economic resilience can be built through appropriate policy interventions in four principal areas.
Information and Communication Technologies for the Public Service: A Small States Focus
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.
Sustainable Development in Small Island Developing States: Issues and Challenges
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.
The Emerging Debt Problems of Small States
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.
Commonwealth Small States: Issues and Prospects
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.
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.
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