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Alternative Development Strategies for SIDS: Building Competitiveness in New Industries

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ISBN-13: 9781849291989
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Author: Kris Terauds/Collin Zhuawu
Publication Date: 01-Jul-2021
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Number of Pages: 72

Description: Small island developing states (SIDS) face severe structural challenges to their sustainable development. Some are among the poorest and most isolated countries in the world, with relatively small populations and narrow endowments of land and natural resources. This Economic Paper builds on the 2014 SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action Pathway, which provides policy guidance on economic, environmental and social priorities in SIDS. Complementing the vision contained in the Pathway, it offers more detailed analysis and guidance on alternative economic development strategies for SIDS and recommends policies necessary for SIDS to build their competitiveness in new industries.

Table of Contents: Acknowledgements Abbreviations and Acronyms Introduction Chapter 1: SIDS, vulnerability and the need to build resilience 1.1 Climate change 1.2 Natural disasters 1.3 COVID-19 1.4 Debt 1.5 Economic vulnerability 1.6 Building resilience 1.7 Navigating heterogeneity among SIDS Chapter 2: Identifying alternative economic development strategies for SIDS 2.1 Selected economic development strategies 2.2 Methodology 2.3 Results 2.4 Discussion Chapter 3: Conclusion and recommendations 3.1 Policy recommendations 3.2 Topics for further study Annex 1: UN-OHRLLS list of SIDS Annex 2: Subsection headings in the SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway of 2014 Annex 3: List of indicators and sources Annex 4: List of country groupings for evaluation thresholds

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