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State of the Islands 

The world is rapidly changing and global geopolitical tensions and events are already a major concern in the short and medium term.


This very unstable situation is unlikely to improve given current projections and is already presenting economic, social, and environmental challenges for all island jurisdictions and those organisations operating within them. This is particularly relevant in the drafting and implementation of any long-term strategy plans.

By constantly monitoring and analysing these global and regional trends and their associated island impacts and risks, our research framework permits very efficient and cost-effective data collection and best practice identification to be applied. 


We are then in a position to offer island public and private sector clients a unique research and advisory service.  This ensures that they are always fully briefed on relevant local economic, social, and environmental trends and conditions and enables them to benefit from three primary objectives.

  • Enhancing the client’s own internal data and information used to determine (Board level) strategy, operational direction, and risk.

  • Offering key research as an outsourced service freeing up the client’s internal resources to focus on core activities.

  • Achieving cost efficiencies/savings in areas such as marketing activity, procurement, recruitment, and business development.  

Principal Contact


Chris Brock   

Chris is the principal contact for Critical Economics.  He has worked at the highest level of island government in strategic planning, economics, tourism, and utility services.  The origination and subsequent adoption of many successful island initiatives covering economic strategy, land use planning, population management, and tourism development can be attributed to him.


In the private sector, Chris pioneered a unique research capability which not only benchmarked island economic, social and environmental strategies and policies around the world but also identified best practice in many areas.  He has presented at a number of international events and to global organisations and agencies.


Given current very challenging times, Chris' island knowledge and expertise are invaluable when addressing the implications of these challenges on the effective performance of island-based public, private and third sector organisations.  


Chris has been a Member of Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs) since 2017.

Depending upon particular project requirements, we are able to draw upon a range of Associate Support with expertise in Finance & Accountancy, Information Technology, Tourism & Transport, Health, and Education.   
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