How Can Government Policies, Regulations and Investments Realize this Potential in a Sustainable Way
SIDS are reliant on ports for trade with other nations. Exports could in theory grow and yield capital and profits that fuel SIDS prosperity, yet SIDS often lack efficient maritime transport and sufficient port infrastructure and management to maximize economic return from these exports. Specifically, SIDS commonly face high distribution costs, unreliable shipping services, inadequate port facilities, and limited maritime administration. Improvements in port operations could spark economic growth if they are managed and governed in a sustainable way.