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.



The Drive to Partnership: Aid Co-ordination and the Role of the World Bank

Aid co-ordination is a critical issue for small states. The review conducted by the Operations Evaluation Department (OED) of the World Bank concluded that the aid co-ordination policies of donors and the World Bank have proved ineffective to date, and that increasing aid bombardment has placed burdens on recipient countries and undermined their capacity. Developing countries have to move from being ‘recipients of aid’ to ‘managers of aid’.


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