Commonwealth books give you access to authoritative research and evidence-based policy advice, resulting from our work across all 53 member countries. They promote the Commonwealth Secretariat’s mission of democracy and development and help policy-makers to develop and implement better solutions for their citizens.
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Istanbul Programme of Action for the LDCs (2011–2020): Monitoring Deliverables, Tracking Progress – Analytical Perspectives
LDC IV Monitor’s first reports provide an independent assessment of the status of the Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries (IPoA). They aim to enhance transparency, accountability and efficiency in the implementation of the IPoA leading towards the graduation of the least developed countries (LDCs).
Migration and Development: Perspectives from Small StatesContributor: Wonderful Hope KhonjePublication date: 11 February 2015Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback
This book contextualises migration and development to the peculiar vulnerabilities of small states. It includes case studies from small states in Africa, Caribbean and the Pacific that will help policy-makers to embrace migration as an inevitable phenomenon and devise policies that will maximise the benefits from migration at a minimal cost.
Commonwealth Education Partnerships 2014/15Publication date: 27 November 2014Format: Paperback
The essential overview of education in the Commonwealth. Includes research, good practice and opinion from around the Commonwealth on current educational issues and 53 education profiles of member countries.
Regional Integration in South Asia: Trends, Challenges and ProspectsPublication date: 1 November 2014Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback, Hardback
This volume presents an objective assessment of trade and economic co-operation among South Asian nations and highlights policy issues to foster regional integration. It presents insightful perspectives on potential new areas of co-operation, emerging challenges, and country-specific views on regional and bilateral trade co-operation issues.
Namibia Presidential and National Assembly Elections, 28 November 2014Contributor: Commonwealth Expert TeamSeries title: Commonwealth Election ReportsPublication date: 28 May 2015Format: Paperback
The 2014 Namibia elections were historic as they were the first elections in Africa to use entirely electronic voting. The team found that, despite a number of technical glitches, which caused significant delays in the overall voting process, the elections were competitive, met key democratic benchmarks and were generally well administered.
Sri Lanka Presidential Election, 8 January 2015Contributor: Commonwealth Observer GroupSeries title: Commonwealth Election ReportsPublication date: 30 April 2015Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback
These were important elections in Sri Lanka as an incumbent president was seeking an unprecedented third term in office under a recent constitutional amendment. The group found that the outcome election reflected the will of the people of Sri Lanka, but the electoral contest did not comply with all the key benchmarks for democratic elections.
Prioritising the Implementation of International Financial RegulationSeries title: Economic PaperNumber within series: 95Publication date: 30 April 2015Format: Paperback
Presents a risk-based framework for implementing international financial regulation within national economies, in particular in small states. It includes case studies to illustrate how the framework can be integrated with standard setting processes to improve outcomes for small states.
Assessing Aid for Trade: Effectiveness, Current Issues and Future DirectionsPublication date: 25 November 2013Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback, Hardback
Aid for Trade has been an integral part of ODA since the WTO 2005 Ministerial. This volume of 16 papers provides a comprehensive review of the AfT initiative, examining effectiveness, current issues and future directions including an alternative way to improve trade for developing countries from Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stigliz.
New Century Local Government: Commonwealth PerspectivesPublication date: 30 September 2013Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback
This collection of papers shows how the role of local government is evolving throughout the Commonwealth and provides practical examples of new local government at work. It showcases emerging practice, and highlights success stories from new ways of working and challenges confronting local government in both developed and developing countries.
Tourism and Inclusive Growth in Small Island Developing StatesPublication date: 29 August 2013Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback
How tourism might facilitate inclusive growth in small states. The study provides analysis of the gains achieved by direct and indirect channels and the gaps in data collection. Uses data from Jamaica, Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles, examines land-based and cruise tourism operations and explores how local supply chains could be enhanced.
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- Youth policy
Highlights six months of new titles across all Commonwealth Secretariat divisions.