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The main message of this book is that good governance and appropriate macroeconomic policies in a small state can, to an extent, mitigate the drawbacks of economic vulnerability. Many chapters in the book make the distinction between inherent and self-inflicted vulnerability. There is an attempt to clarify terms of associating vulnerability with inherent features such as economic exposure and export concentration, and resilience with man-made policies, including good governance. This distinction, though somewhat arbitrary, may be a useful analytical tool for formulating development policy. While it is important for small states to improve their awareness of, and come to terms with, inherent and permanent development handicaps arising from small economic size, it is equally important that these countries adopt policy measures which enable them to build their resilience to improve the standard of living of their population.

Resilience building is not costless, and it is particularly burdensome on small states, the vast majority of which have very limited resource endowments and cannot spread overhead costs over a large population. Some chapters of the book therefore recognise the importance of support from the international donor community in this regard.

The Commonwealth Secretariat has been an advocate for resilience-building activities in small states for many years, and is particularly pleased to be associated with this publication, which is based on a positive attitude that disadvantages, though acknowledged, should not lead to hopelessness. (Extract from the Foreword to this book)

Edited by: Lino Briguglio, Eliawony J. Kisanga

Islands and Small States Institute, University of Malta

Foundation for International Studies, Malta

Commonwealth Secretariat, London

ISBN: 99909-49-22-0

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Issue DateTitleAuthor(s)
2004The Authors [Economic vulnerability and resilience of small states]-
2004Foreword [Economic vulnerability and resilience of small states]Cox, Winston
2004Introduction [Economic vulnerability and resilience of small states]Briguglio, Lino; Kisanga, Eliawony J.
2004Economic vulnerability and resilience : concepts and measurementsBriguglio, Lino
2004On the economic vulnerability of low-income countriesGuillaumont, Patrick
2004Economic vulnerability of small island developing states : the United Nations approachEncontre, Pierre
2004Economic vulnerability, resilience and capital formationCordina, Gordon
2004Macroeconomic vulnerability of small developing states : will it squeeze into a single index?Crowards, Tom
2004Coping with vulnerability by building economic resilience : the case of VanuatuJayararnan, Tiru K.
2004Identifying vulnerabilities and building resilience in the economy of FijiReddy, Mahendra
2004Environmental vulnerability and economic resilience building : the case of the republic of the Marshall IslandsRonneberg, Espen
2004Economic vulnerability and resilience in Papua New GuineaManning, Michael
2004The economic vulnerability and resilience of small island states : the case of SingaporePeebles, Gavin; Wilson, Peter
2004Monetary and financial aspects of vulnerability and resilience : the case of SeychellesLarose, Peter
2004Economic and environmental vulnerabilities of the Maldives and graduation from LDC statusMajeed, Abdullahi; Abdulla, Amjad
2004The debt problem and self-made vulnerabilities : the case of JamaicaOsei, Philip D.
2004Overcoming economic vulnerability and building resilience in Saint LuciaSpringer, Cletus
2004Economic vulnerability in the Caribbean in the 1990s : selected casesWitter, Michael
2004Development challenges for small open economies of the commonwealthChand, Satish
2004Small states and the World Trade OrganisationPalayathan, Sivaramen
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