Building back better : Covid 19 and island economies

Sindico, Francesco; Randall, James, ed. (2021) Building back better : Covid 19 and island economies. In: Islands Economic Cooperation Forum, Annual Report on Global Islands 2021. Island Studies Press, Prince Edward Island, Canada, pp. 61-78. ISBN 9781988692470 (

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This chapter discusses the COVID-19 impacts on the tourism sector and food security, and calls for a more robust policy-relevant research agenda that recognizes traditional policies that may have contributed to island vulnerability. A recognition that governance and government is at the heart of many of the current vulnerabilities is the first step in making islands more resilient to the next pandemic.