Small States Review and Basic Statistics Volume 21

Rebuilding Small States Post-COVID-19

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Small States Review and Basic Statistics Volume 21

Publication date: 16 June 2022
ISBN: 978-1-78559-999-6
Pages: 100

Small States Economic Review and Basic Statistics is a flagship publication of the Commonwealth Secretariat highlighting the development indicators of Commonwealth Small States and disseminating knowledge of their economic performance. The Secretariat has published reports on small states since 1995, covering various aspects of the sustainable development of these countries. This 21st volume looks at the performance of small states during the COVID-19 pandemic, covering the various challenges that these countries faced. This includes the macro- and socio- economic impacts of the pandemic as well as the challenges encountered in relation to rising debt and climate change effects.

Part II of this edition focuses in particular on the fallout in the tourism industry due to the pandemic, and offers potential steps and solutions to help facilitate the recovery of the sector.

ContentsExpand or collapse me
Executive Summary
What Are Small States?
List of Figures
List of Tables
Acronyms and Abbreviations

Part I: 'A Disaster on Multiple Fronts', and the Recovery Ahead

1 Small States' Economic Performance During the COVID-19 Pandemic
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Examining the economic impacts of COVID-19 in. CWSS
1.3 A long and winding recovery ahead
2 Thematic Issues Affecting Small States
2.1 Tackling climate change during the COVID-19 pandemic
2.2 The rising debt crisis in CWSS
2.3 Human and social development aspects of the pandemic and implications for attainment of the SDGs
3 Rebuilding CWSS Post-COVID-19

Part II: Tourism and COVID-19: Mapping a Way Forward for Small States

4 Introduction
5 The Importance of Tourism in Commonwealth Small States
6 Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Tourism
6.1 Overview of macro-level effects
6.2 Loss of livelihoods and costs for the blue and green economy
6.3 Gender-based and intergenerational effects
6.4 Impacts on related sectors
6.5 Implications for the short and medium term
7 Current Responses to the Pandemic and Lessons From Past Crises
7.1 Country responses to the pandemic
7.2 The response by regional and international bodies
7.3 Lessons to be learned from past pandemics and crises
8 Policy Recommendations for Building Back Better
8.1 Short-term recommendations
8.2 Medium-term recommendations
8.3 Long-term recommendations
8.4 Potential limitations and the role of the Commonwealth
Statistical Annex
GDP Growth Rates at Constant Prices
Government Revenue (% of GDP)
Government Expenditure (% of GDP)
Gross Debt (% of GDP)
Current Account Balance
Imports (Goods and Services)
Exports (Goods and Services)
Monthly Visitor Arrivals
Vaccine Access as at February, 2022
Remittances – Inflows
Covid Cases as at February, 2022
Consumer Prices
Official Development Assistance (ODA)
CO2 Emissions