Building the Resilience of Small States: A Revised Framework
This study refines and expands the Commonwealth resilience framework, developed to measure the resilience of small states’ economies to adverse economic shocks, natural disasters and extreme weather events. It proposes policy measures for building resilience, and the areas in which key development partners can provide support.
Regional Integration in South Asia: Trends, Challenges and ProspectsPublication date: 1 November 2014Format: Hardback, Paperback, E-book (PDF)
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.
Malawi Tripartite Elections, 20 May 2014Contributors: Commonwealth Observer GroupSeries title: Commonwealth Election ReportsPublication date: 22 October 2014Format: Paperback, E-book (PDF)
The report of the Commonwealth Observer Group for Malawi tripartite elections held on 20 May 2014. The mission was chaired by Lt Gen Mompati Sebogodi Merafhe, former Vice-President of Botswana and was comprised of 11 members in total.
Istanbul Programme of Action for the LDCs (2011–2020): Monitoring Deliverables, Tracking Progress – Analytical PerspectivesContributors: LDC IV MonitorPublication date: 17 October 2014Format: Hardback, Paperback
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).
Botswana General Elections, 24 October 2014Contributors: Commonwealth Expert TeamSeries title: Commonwealth Election ReportsPublication date: 31 December 2014Format: Paperback, E-book (PDF)
The Commonwealth Expert Team found that the elections were peaceful, credible and transparent and exemplified Botswana’s commitment to democratic values and principles. They made a number of recommendations to help strengthen the process further.
Migration and Development: Perspectives from Small StatesContributors: Wonderful Hope KhonjePublication date: 31 December 2014Format: Paperback, E-book (PDF)
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: 28 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.
Assessing Aid for Trade: Effectiveness, Current Issues and Future DirectionsPublication date: 25 November 2013Format: Hardback, Paperback, E-book (PDF)
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: Paperback, E-book (PDF)
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: Paperback, E-book (PDF)
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.
- Agriculture Expand or collapse me
- Democracy and elections Expand or collapse me
- Economic development
- Education, gender and health Expand or collapse me
- Law and human rights Expand or collapse me
- Public administration and governance Expand or collapse me
- Small states Expand or collapse me
- Trade, debt and finance Expand or collapse me
- Youth policy
Highlights six months of new titles across all Commonwealth Secretariat divisions.