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A great socio economic diversity for Small Island Developing States
Small island developing states (SIDS) are a group of countries that “share similar sustainable development challenges, including small population, limited resources, susceptibility to
natural disasters, vulnerability to external shocks and excessive dependence on international trade. Their growth and development is often further stymied by high transportation and
communication costs, disproportionately expensive public administration and infrastructure due to their small size, and little to no opportunity to create economies of scale.” (UN DESA 2007)