The book contains fifty-four tables covering selected economic, social, demographic and Millennium Development Goal 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, human development, and economic policy, permits a deeper understanding of developments behind the figures.
Foreword by Rt Honourable Owen Arthur, Prime Minister of Barbados Introduction SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS AND DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES OF SMALL STATES Integrating Small States in a Fast-changing Global Economy by Shahid Javed Burki Aid, risk and the special concerns of small states by Paul Collier and David Dollar Globalisation and Small Developing Economies: Challenges and Opportunities by Richard L. Bernal Small States: A Composite Vulnerability Index by Jonathan P. Atkins, Sonia Mazzi and Christopher D. Easter Small States, Small Problems? Income, Growth and Volatility in Small States by William Easterly and Aart Kraay Comments on 'Small states: A Composite Vulnerability Index' and 'Small States, Small Problems?' by Byron Blake MANAGEMENT OF ECONOMIC RISKS IN SMALL STATES Managing Catastrophic Disaster Risks using Alternative Risk Financing and Pooled Insurance Structures by John D. Pollner et al. IMPACT ON SMALL STATES OF THE DEVELOPING WORLD TRADE REGIME Small Economies in the WTO by Peter Tulloch Trade Policy Implications for Small Vulnerable States of the Global Trade Regime Shift by Roman Grynberg The Pacific Island States and the WTO: Towards a Post-Seattle Agenda for Small Vulnerable States by Roman Grynberg Revenue Implications of Trade Liberalisation by Liam Ebrill and Reint Gropp NEW OPPORTUNITIES FROM GLOBALISATION Exploiting Information Technologies for Electronic Commerce and Better Public Sector Management by Robert Schware and Paul Kimberley ISSUES IN THE PROVISION OF EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE The Drive to Aid Partnership: Aid Co-Ordination and the Role of the World Bank by Wendy Jarvie and John Eriksson REGIONAL AND COUNTRY EXPERIENCES Economic Growth and Development: Lessons from the Experience of Cyprus - A Small Island Economy by Symeon Matsis The Mauritian Experience by Nikhil Treebhoohun Experiences and Opportunities for Capacity Sharing through Regional Co-operation and Integration: The Case of the Caribbean Community by Byron Blake Sharing Capacity: The Pacific Experience with Regional Co-operation and Integration by the South Pacific Forum Secretariat Appendices