International Workshop on ‘Reconstructing an Index of Economic Resilience’ The International Workshop on ‘Reconstructing an Index of Economic Resilience’ organised by the University of Malta and the Commonwealth Secretariat has commenced as scheduled. Participants include high profile experts from the World Bank, the Commonwealth Secretariat and the United Nations.

There were five presentations today one of which dealt with the governance issues, where Dr Daniel Kaufmann of the World Bank explained that the World Bank’s index of governance shows that Malta ranks the highest in terms of improvements in the rule of law worldwide.

The workshop will continue tomorrow with further presentations, including a paper on the construction of an economic resilience index prepared by Lino Briguglio and other members of the Economics Department of the University of Malta.

For further information please contact Mr Joseph Calleja, University of Malta Gozo Centre, Mgarr Road, Xewkija, on tel: 21564559, Fax: 21564550, e-mail:

The opening session of the workshop