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This book is an outcome of the research work undertaken as a result of the growing collaboration between the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Islands and the Small States Institute of the University of Malta. The book attempts to explain what needs to be done to enable inherently vulnerable small states build up their economic r:esilience in order to withstand economic shocks. The emphasis is therefore on policies that promote macroeconomic stability and microeconomic policies that enhance flexibility in market adjustment. Many authors of the chapters, however, rightly argue that economic resilience does not exclusively depend on economic factors only. Good governance, social cohesion and environmental management are also assigned major importance for resilience building. The focus of the book is on small states, where the issue of resilience is of major importance, given that such states tend to be highly exposed to external shocks. The high degree of vulnerability of such states to external shocks has now been amply discussed and proven in various publications and international fora held on this matter. This volume takes the argument further by attempting to show that it may be possible to withstand such vulnerability py adopting the right policies. The thrust of the argument is that it is not enough tq identify the weaknesses - of more importance, perhaps, is to propqse ways and means of overcoming such weaknesses. One of the chapters in this volume attempts to construct a resilieI;!ce index, in order to assess the extent to which countries have adopted measures to enable them to withstand external economic shocks. The chapter may also be considered as a response to the strategy adopted at the Mauritius International Meeting on the la-year review of the Barbados Programme of Action, held in Janua,ry 2005, which called on the internatioml commuruty to give due consideration to the development of a resilience index. (Extract from the Foreword to this book)



Edited by

Lino Briguglio

Gordon Cordina

Eliawony J. Kisanga



Published and produced in 2006 by Formatek Publishing, Malta for the Islands and Small States Institute of the University of Malta and the Commonwealth Secretariat, London



ISBN: 99909-49-23-9



All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the prior written permission of the publishers and the individual authors of the chapters.

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Issue DateTitleAuthor(s)
2006Building resilience through better environmental management in small island states : experience from the aims small island statesRoberts, John L.
2006Determinants of economic growth and resilience in small statesArmstrong, Harvey W.; Read, Robert
2006Small states as holons : the transnational survival kit of small jurisdictionsBaldacchino, Godfrey
2006Economic resilience and social cohesion in the eastern CaribbeanSpringer, Cletus
2006Assessing the fragility of small island developing statesCarment, David; Prest, Stewart; Samy, Yiagadeesen
2006Economic resilience building and good governanceReddy, Mahendra
2006Small island developing states, exclusive economic zones and economic resilience buildingFraser, Tishka H.; Ronneberg, Espen
2006ForewordCoomaraswamy, Indrajit
2006Market reform and resilience building in small developing countriesDownes, Andrew S.
2006Subject index and author index-
2006Conceptualising and measuring economic resilienceBriguglio, Lino; Cordina, Gordon; Farrugia, Nadia; Vella, Stephanie
2006Financial globalisation and economic resilience in MauritiusJankee, Chandan Kheswar
2006Economic resilience with an exchange rate peg : the Barbados experienceWorrell, DeLisle; Codrington, Harold; Craigwell, Roland; Greenidge, Kevin
2006Developing resilience through labour mobility in microstatesChand, Satish
2006Contents and the authors-
2006Macroeconomic reform and resilience building in small statesJayaraman, Tiru K.
2006IntroductionBriguglio, Lino; Cordina, Gordon; Kisanga, Eliawony J.
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