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  • 29 May 2015
  • Michele Robinson
  • Pages: 84
An increase in external shocks, international terrorism and natural disasters over the past two decades has led to unsustainable debt burdens in small and vulnerable states, resulting in debt restructuring programmes. This paper highlights the...
  • 31 Mar 2014
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Pages: 213
While the term ‘green economy’ has been widely used at the international level, very little information exists about what the concept looks like in practice. What are the policies required? What are the challenges of implementation at national ...
  • 01 Nov 2010
  • Patsy Lewis
  • Pages: 58
SOCIAL POLICIES IN SMALL STATES SERIESThe country case studies and thematic papers in this series examine social policy issues facing small states and the implications for economic development. They show how, despite their inherent vulnerability,...
Domestic violence, sexual abuse and sexual harassment are realities for about 55,000 women and girls living in Grenada. GBV is considered to be a serious social problem, given its persistence and prevalence against mainly women and girls,...
This case study is framed from the backdrop that the concept of the green economy has received considerable attention globally, and has been one of the two key themes of the June 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20).
During the 1960s and 1970s, increased interest was shown by some international organisations, such as the United Nations and the Commonwealth Secretariat, in small states, notably small islands, and the development challenges they faced during the...
Grenada’s first step toward independence came in 1951, when the first elections held under full adult suffrage gave the Grenada United Labour Party (GULP) a big majority. The Party’s leader, Eric Gairy, was an outsider from the light-skinned and...
Grenada is a member state of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME)1 and the sub-regional Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). The OECS comprises the region’s microstates (Antigua and Barbuda,...
Post-colonial governments in Grenada, despite challenges and different approaches, have performed reasonably well in improving the standards of living of their people. Grenada has made tremendous progress in addressing some of the main developmental...
Natural disasters are important in exposing weaknesses in social policy in terms of coverage, identifying and targeting vulnerabilities, and the capacity of the family and wider community to cope. They also provide an opportunity for observing...
Social welfare initiatives cover a range of measures designed to offer social protection. They include social assistance on a short- or long-term basis to address the needs of specific groups and social insurance, the two most common forms offered in...
The discussion so far suggests that the approach to social policy has for the most part been ad hoc and reactive, and that many gaps persist. Protection for poor and vulnerable groups remains weak. Given the limitations of social protection and...
This paper presents a case study of social policy delivery in the small Caribbean island state of Grenada in the post-independence period. It assesses the approach to social policy of different governments, particularly the economic strategies...
There are various approaches to reducing marginalisation. They include promoting human capital formation, usually through access to education and health, and implementing measures to ensure that the conditions that lead to exclusion are not...
The only pre-service teacher education programme conducted in Grenada is a two week induction course which is aimed at orienting persons, mostly recent secondary school and college graduates, into teaching. The programme is held about three weeks...
Grenada, located at the southern end of the Lesser Antillean Island chain (approximately 90 miles north of Trinidad), is the largest of the three main islands which make up the nation of Grenada; the other two being Carriacou and Petit Martinique in...
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