Small States

Economic Review and Basic Statistics, Volume 19

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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 working on issues of concern to small states. This volume contains 17 tables covering development indicators and an article focusing on climate change impacts, adaptation and policies for agriculture in African small states.



Economic and Social Development in Small States

Thirty-one of the Commonwealth’s fifty-three member countries are small states. These states are in the Pacific, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean and Americas. They are therefore a highly diverse group. However, despite this diversity, they share a number of challenges that stem from their small size.


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