Small States

Economic Review and Basic Statistics, Volume 18

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This unique annual collection of key economic and statistical data on states with fewer than five million inhabitants is an essential reference for economists, planners and policy-makers. The Commonwealth’s definition of small states is those with a population of one and a half million or less. For comparison purposes this volume presents, where available, data on states with a population of up to five million.

This volume contains 17 tables covering development indicators and an article focusing on the reform of overseas development assistance (ODA) and Post-2015 financing for development (FFD) in small states.



ODA and Development Financing in SIDS Post 2015

The December 2014 High-Level Meeting of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) DAC voted to increase the level of assistance to vulnerable countries. The meeting specified ‘vulnerable countries’ as least developed countries (LDCs), SIDS, landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) and fragile and conflict states. This landmark decision was made following a two-year OECD-DAC reform exercise to devise a post-2015 plan of support for the United Nations (UN) agenda on sustainable development and to modernise the DAC statistical framework.


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