Small States: Economic Review and Basic Statistics, Volume 20

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Series Title: Small States: Economic Review and Basic Statistics
Number within series: 20
Publication date: 23 April 2018
ISBN: 978-1-84929-177-4
Pages: 120

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.

This milestone 20th volume looks back at the progress of small states over the past 25 years. It also takes stock of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s contribution to the international discourse on small states and the development of the states themselves.

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What Are Small States?
List of figures
List of tables
List of boxes
Abbreviations and acronyms

Part 1
1 Small States in the Global Economy – A Look at the Past 25 Years
1.1 The significance of being small
1.2 The growth story of small states

2 The Commonwealth’s Support to Small States – Past and Future
2.1 A legacy of advocacy, assistance and advice
2.2 Continuing the legacy of support for Commonwealth small states

Part 2
3 The Small Island Developing States and Climate Change
3.1 Battle for the truth
3.2 The devastating impact on island communities
3.3 The global response and the politics of climate change
3.4 Options for low-lying island nations
3.5 Inevitable displacement of people
3.6 What the future holds

4 Trade and Small States
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Barriers to successful trade
4.3 Role of international and regional organisations
4.4 UNCTAD support for small states
4.5 Conclusion

5 The Vulnerability of Small States
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Vulnerability and small states
5.3 The vulnerability index
5.4 Recognising small states’ vulnerability
5.5 International actions
5.6 The evolving concept of vulnerability
5.7 The concept of economic resilience
5.8 Measuring economic resilience
5.9 The Vulnerability and Resilience Framework
5.10 The role of the Commonwealth

6 Small States in the Global Geopolitical Landscape
6.1 The geopolitical context facing small states
6.2 Key challenges of small states
6.3 Response of the international community
6.4 Capitalising on the solidarity and collective voice of small states
6.5 Future prospects for small states

7 Youth Development in Small States
7.1 Key challenges
7.2 Barriers to change
7.3 Overcoming the hurdles
7.4 A challenging but hopeful future