Commonwealth Secretariat

Series title: Small States: Economic Review and Basic Statistics
Publication date: 1 July 2010
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This unique annual collection of key economic and statistical data on states with fewer than five million inhabitants is an essential reference for economists, planners and policy-makers working on issues of concern to small states. This volume contains 54 tables covering development indicators and 3 articles focusing on trade in services.

Publication date: 1 December 2008
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Gender equality is essential for sustained economic growth and for democracy, peace and security. This book presents key thinking on a topic that is of international concern: how to ensure that sufficient financial resources are available through aid modalities and from domestic sources to effect the changes to make gender equality a reality.

Publication date: 1 November 2007
Format: Paperback

This is the first Commonwealth-wide comparative study of national human rights institutions (NHRIs), and is designed to help everyone interested in establishing and developing NHRIs to improve their effectiveness.

Publication date: 1 November 2007
Format: Paperback

Contains the full text of declarations, statements and communiqués issued by Commonwealth Heads of Government between 1997 and 2005. This volume covers the meetings held in Edinburgh (1997), Durban (1999), Coolum (2002), Abuja (2003) and Malta (2005). It carries a foreword by Commonwealth Secretary-General Don McKinnon.

Publication date: 1 November 2007
Format: Paperback

While many countries seek to improve their capacity to protect and promote human rights in accordance with constitutional imperatives and Commonwealth values, they often lack a clear roadmap on how to do so. Currently, there is no single and easy-to-use model which Commonwealth countries can use as a basis for planning the process.

Publication date: 1 September 2006
Format: Paperback

More and more tax administrations are setting up specialised units for dealing with large taxpayers. This publication presents the experience of seven Commonwealth country tax administrations that have successfully created specialised departments exclusively to deal with large taxpayers, and identifies good practices in this area.

Publication date: 1 August 2006
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

The Commonwealth has been in the forefront of international efforts to combat money laundering and terrorist financing, particularly through supporting its developing member countries to implement comprehensive Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Combating Financing of Terrorism (CFT) systems that comply with global standards.

Publication date: 1 January 2006
Format: Paperback

This book summarises the strategies and initiatives used by tax administrations around the world to prevent, detect and deal with tax evasion and avoidance, from ‘command and control’ approaches such as penalties and sanctions to ‘responsive regulation’ such as taxpayer education and assistance.

Publication date: 1 December 2004
Format: Paperback

By way of a simple question and answer format, the guide simplifies the agreement making it more accessible to end users, who include, amongst others, policy-makers, the private sector and other stakeholders, thereby making greater use of resources and enhancing the opportunities available under the agreement.

Publication date: 1 October 2004
Format: Paperback

The purpose of this book is to contribute to current policy-making, programme planning and implementation on gender and human rights. It is intended for a wide audience of policy-makers, magistrates, judges and lawyers, academics and civil society organisations grappling with these issues.

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