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Small States: Economic Review and Basic Statistics, Volume 20

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Format: Book- Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781849291774
Author: Commonwealth Secretariat
Publication Date: 23-Apr-2018
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Number of Pages: 120

Description: 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.

Table of Contents: Foreword What Are Small States? Acknowledgements 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 Notes References 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 Notes References 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 Notes 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 Notes References 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 Note References

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