Profiling Vulnerability and Resilience

A Manual for Small States

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Profiling Vulnerability and Resilience: A Manual for Small States provides a tool for assessing both how prone a country is to external economic shocks – its vulnerability – as well as its ability to bounce back from those shocks – its resilience.

The book explains how to conduct assessments that will allow each country to understand its relative vulnerability and resilience, and to identify priority areas for economic policy-making, so as to better cope with vulnerability and boost resilience. Detailed examples are provided for St Lucia, Seychelles and Vanuatu.

For economic planners, as well as students of the economies of small states.



Country analysis by international organisations and regional development bank

The purpose of this annex is to provide readers with an overview of the country analysis undertaken by international and regional organisations. It should assist readers in identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the various analyses and conduct a compare these analyses with the vulnerability and resilience profiling being proposed by the Commonwealth Secretariat. One of the strengths of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s profiling exercise is that it is a framework focused on a particular category of countries – small states, and has therefore been tailored to the special challenges faced by these countries – moving away from the one-size-fits-all assessments conducted by other organisations.


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