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Small States in the Global Economy

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The book contains fiftyfour tables covering selected economic, social, demographic and Millennium Development Goal indicators culled from international and national sources and 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 developments behind the figures.

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Experiences and Opportunities for Capacity Sharing through Regional Co-operation and Integration: the Case of the Caribbean Community

A major constraint to sustainable development in small states lies in capacity limitations in critical areas such as markets (product and factor), administrative and institutional structures (in public and private sectors), and negotiating power and leverage (vis-à-vis third countries, organisa-tions and private entities). The Commonwealth Secretariat/World Bank Report concludes correctly that smallness of size adds a further dimension to capacity weaknesses in the public and private sectors, a key problem for most developing countries.

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