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.



Aid, Risk and the Special Concerns of Small States

Large-scale financial aid can help developing countries grow and reduce poverty, but only if they pursue sound economic policies – that is the main finding of the World Bank's recent study, Assessing Aid. In this paper we look specifically at the issue of aid to small states, and ask to what extent the above message needs to be tailored to address their particular needs and concerns.


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