Small States: Economic Review and Basic Statistics

Small States: Economic Review and Basic Statistics

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Small States: Economic Review and Basic Statistics

This unique annual collection of key economic and statistical data on states with fewer than five million inhabitants is an essential reference for economists, planners and policy-makers. The Commonwealth's definition of small states is those with a population of one and a half million or less. For comparison purposes this volume presents, where available, data on states with a population of up to five million.The book contains 68 tables covering selected economic, social, demographic and Millennium Development Goal indicators culled from international and national sources and also presents information unavailable elsewhere. A detailed parallel commentary on trends in Commonwealth small states, looking at growth, employment, inflation, human development, and economic policy, permits a deeper understanding of underlying developments behind the figures.The book also includes four articles focusing on the green economy: The Implementation of Low-carbon and Green Economy Measures in Small Island Developing States by Vernese Inniss; From Brown to Green Opportunities for Environmentally Sound Development in Small States by Cletus I Springer; A Green Investment Analysis Using System Dynamics Modelling - The Case of Mauritius by Andrea M Bassi and Prakash N K Deenapanray; and Rethinking the Institutional Framework for the Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States and the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the BPOA by the Commonwealth IAESD Group.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849290791
Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
Publication date: 05/28/2013
Series: Small States: Economic Review and Basic Statistics Series , #16
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword     iii
Abbreviations     viii
Recent Economic Trends in Commonwealth Small States     7
Recent Economic Trends in Commonwealth Small States     3
Global Trends     3
Recent Economic Performance of Commonwealth Small States     6
Recent Trends in African Small States     7
Growth Trends     7
Inflation     7
Employment     8
External Performance     9
Key Policy Issues     10
Recent Trends in Caribbean Small States     11
Growth Trends     11
Inflation     12
Employment     14
External Performance     15
Key Policy Issuer     16
Recent Trends in Indian Ocean Small States     17
Growth Trends     17
Inflation     18
Employment     18
External Performance     19
Key Policy Issues     19
Recent Trends in Mediterranean Small States     20
Growth Trends     20
Inflation     21
Employment     21
External Performance     21
Key Policy Issues     22
Recent Trendsin Pacific Island Small States     22
Growth Trends     22
Inflation     23
Employment     24
External Performance     25
Key Policy Issues     25
Culture as the Fourth Pillar of Sustainable Development   Keith Nurse     28
Enhancing Small States' Competitiveness in the Global Economy   Monique Pollard     41
Social and Economic Data on Small States     57
Technical Notes for Tables     59

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