Small States

Economic Review and Basic Statistics, Volume 12

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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-four 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 the dynamics of growth and macroeconomic fluctuations of small states, by Dr Gordon Cordina of the University of Malta, and the crucial role of energy efficiency and renewable energy in small island developing states, by David Barrett.



Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

It has long been recognised that the sustainable supply of energy services is an imperative which delineates the viable developmental options available to any sovereign island nation as it caters for current and future generations. Energy services - the appropriate use of energy to achieve desired productive outputs - plays a crucial role in facilitating the implementation of nation-specific options in all the regions which include small island developing states (the Caribbean, Pacific, African and Indian Ocean regions).


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