Small States

Economic Review and Basic Statistics, Volume 5

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This annual publication is divided into two parts. The first part is a narrative on the economic performance of Commonwealth small states, including two feature articles. The second part provides social and economic data on small states, set out in 51 tables.



Commonwealth Secretariat/World Bank Joint Task Force on Small States

The initiative to establish the Task Force emerged from the discussions of the Edinburgh Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in 1997. Heads of Government requested that a Task Force be established by the Commonwealth and the World Bank in order to encourage the multilateral agencies to review their treatment of small states in recognition of the vulnerability of these countries. In keeping with the wishes of Commonwealth leaders, the Secretary-General arranged a five-member, high-level mission to visit key international organisations to discuss the concerns of small states.


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