Debt and finance policy

Our research focuses on financing for development issues, with a strong emphasis on the adequacy of the international financial and development architecture to facilitate growth and development, and advocates for policies that address the needs and vulnerabilities of Commonwealth developing countries.

Contributor: Daniel Wilde
Series title: Economic Paper
Number within series: 96
Publication date: 21 October 2016
Format: Paperback

This Economic Paper analyses key issues in natural resource taxation and revenue management and recommends policies that can improve countries’ economic performance. The discussion draws on economic theory, empirical evidence and the work of the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Series title: Economic Paper
Number within series: 95
Publication date: 20 July 2015
Format: E-book (PDF), 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.

Contributor: Michele Robinson
Series title: Economic Paper
Number within series: 94
Publication date: 29 May 2015
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This paper highlights the concerns of Commonwealth small states about unsustainable debt burdens and the emerging challenges to their overall debt sustainability. It offers key lessons learned from Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, and Seychelles.

Contributor: LDC IV Monitor
Publication date: 17 October 2014
Format: Paperback, Hardback

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).

Publication date: 11 October 2011
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This study examines how monetary and fiscal policies are implemented in Pacific small states and suggests policy options that can be used by these countries.

Publication date: 23 September 2011
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This study examines how monetary and fiscal policies are implemented in Caribbean small states, tracing the differences and similarities in tax structure, current expenditure and current revenues. It shows the impact of monetary policy on inflation and the importance of exchange rate regimes to the effectiveness of monetary policy in the region.

Series title: Economic Paper Series
Number within series: 89
Publication date: 1 April 2010
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Documents the effects of the global financial crisis on investment and private sector development in small states. It uses case studies (St Lucia, Vanuatu and Mauritius) to draw lessons from policy responses and propose further support required at both the national and international level to support the private sector through the economic crisis.

Series title: Economic Paper Series
Number within series: 88
Publication date: 1 April 2009
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

A study that explores the options available to ECOWAS states for promoting, protecting and guaranteeing flows of domestic and foreign direct investment, in the context of the ACP-EU Economic Partnership Agreements, so that development gains are realised in these economies.

Series title: Economic Paper Series
Publication date: 1 January 2009
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Examines three sets of major international institutions: the UN, the World Bank and IMF, and institutions concerned with international environmental governance. This book argues that global concerns have outgrown the existing system and an effective response requires serious multilateral co-operation.

Contributor: Nirmala Banerjee
Series title: Economic Paper Series
Publication date: 1 November 2008
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

By highlighting the relative effects of changes in taxation policy on men and on women through a case study from India, this title helps to raise awareness of gender among those responsible for planning the tax system, in India and elsewhere.

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