Building the Resilience of Small States: A Revised FrameworkContributors: Denny Lewis-Bynoe, Lino Briguglio, Jean Paul Fabri, Prakash NK Deenapanray, Derrick Oderson, Godfrey St BernardPublication date: 8 September 2014Format: Paperback
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.
Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers in Developing Countries: Case Studies from the CommonwealthContributors: Munawwar AlamSeries title: Commonwealth Secretariat Local Government Reform SeriesNumber within series: 5Publication date: 22 July 2014Format: Paperback, E-book (PDF)
This research study examines different approaches to intergovernmental transfers (ICTs) in developing countries in the Commonwealth, and assesses their relative strengths and weaknesses. It includes detailed case studies of India and Kenya, lessons learned from IGT systems in Australia and the United Kingdom.
Antigua and Barbuda General Election, 12 June 2014Contributors: Commonwealth Observer MissionSeries title: Commonwealth Election ReportsPublication date: 30 September 2014Format: Paperback
The 2014 general election was conducted in a peaceful, credible and transparent manner. Voter turnout was high and the Mission commended the Electoral Commission on its management of the entire electoral process. The report makes a number of recommendations for consideration ahead of the next elections.
Regional Integration in South Asia: Trends, Challenges and ProspectsPublication date: 30 September 2014Format: Hardback, Paperback
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.
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.
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.
Integrating Sustainable Development into International Investment Agreements: A Guide for Developing Country NegotiatorsPublication date: 30 May 2013Format: Hardback, Paperback, E-book (PDF)
This Guide is designed to assist developing countries to negotiate International Investment Agreements (IIAs) that are more effective in promoting their sustainable development. A useful reference tool for developing country negotiators and interested parties.
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Highlights six months of new titles across all Commonwealth Secretariat divisions.