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Prioritising the Implementation of International Financial Regulation
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.
Commonwealth Trade Review 2015: The Commonwealth in the Unfolding Global Trade LandscapeContributor: Commonwealth SecretariatSeries title: Commonwealth Trade ReviewNumber within series: 1Publication date: 25 November 2015Format: Paperback
Fundamental changes are taking place in the global trade landscape, and the Commonwealth, with its diverse membership, is adapting to and coming to terms with these changes. Offering insightful perspectives on topical issues that can contribute to promoting the role of trade in development, Commonwealth Trade Review 2015 addresses these issues.
Small States in the Multilateral Trading System: Overcoming Barriers to ParticipationPublication date: 20 November 2015Format: Paperback
This study provides a fresh perspective on how measures can be taken to enhance the participation of small states and least developed countries (LDCs) in the multilateral trading system. It contributes to the ongoing general debate about reforming the World Trade Organization and global trade governance.
Small States: Economic Review and Basic Statistics, Volume 18Contributor: Commonwealth SecretariatSeries title: Small States: Economic Review and Basic StatisticsNumber within series: 18Publication date: 16 November 2015Format: Paperback
This annual collection of key economic and statistical data is essential reading for economists, planners and policy-makers working on issues of concern to small states. This volume covers overseas development assistance and Post-2015 financing for development in small states; and contains 17 tables covering development indicators.
Building the Resilience of Small States: A Revised FrameworkContributor: Denny Lewis-Bynoe, Lino Briguglio, Jean Paul Fabri, Prakash NK Deenapanray, Derrick Oderson, Godfrey St BernardPublication date: 8 September 2014Format: E-book (PDF), 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.
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.
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Highlights six months of new titles across all Commonwealth Secretariat divisions.