Small States

Economic Review and Basic Statistics, Volume 11

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This unique annual collection of key economic and statistical data on the world’s small states – those with fewer than five million inhabitants – is an essential reference for economists, planners and policy makers. The book contains fifty-one tables covering selected economic and social 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 and economic policy issues, permits a deeper understanding of developments behind the figures.

The book also includes two topical articles, on 'Culture as the Fourth Pillar of Sustainable Development' by Dr. Keith Nurse, Senior Lecturer, Institute of International Relations, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, and 'Enhancing the Competitiveness of Small States', by Ms Monique Pollard, Economic Affairs Division, Commonwealth Secretariat.




This is the eleventh issue of this annual publication, which was previously published under the title Basic Statistical Data on Selected Countries (with populations of less than 5 million). As in the previous issue, the publication is in two parts. The first part provides a narrative focusing on the recent economic performance of Commonwealth small states.


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