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: Dinesh Dodhia
Series title: Economic Paper Series
Publication date: 1 April 2008
Format: Paperback

Examines the history of indebtedness, its likely causes in different economies, and prospects for dealing with the debt problem. This book argues that there is a need for a comprehensive international framework to deal with it, covering fiscal discipline in small states themselves, and improved debt recording and debt management.

Contributor: Camille Stoll-Davey
Series title: Economic Paper Series
Publication date: 1 May 2007
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Full participation by small and developing countries in the financial services sector requires a "level playing field". This work analyses debates on this issue between the OECD and small and developing countries, and suggests ways to ensure fairness in international taxation matters.

Contributor: Erwin E Brewster
Series title: Economic Paper Series
Publication date: 1 September 2006
Format: Paperback

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are seen as the engine of economic growth and employment creation in the Caribbean, as in other parts of the world. This study explores the difficulties such enterprises have in accessing long-term financing and how these could be overcome.

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.

Series title: Debt Management Series
Publication date: 1 May 2005
Format: Paperback

This handbook highlights the linkages between debt and gender and discusses policies and action taken by international agencies and bilateral donors to promote and integrate gender issues in the provision of development assistance.

Publication date: 1 January 2005
Format: Paperback

Examines the poverty endured by women in developing countries and how it can be alleviated.

Series title: Economic Paper
Publication date: 1 January 2004
Format: Paperback

This publication is a study of the operating costs confronting the private sector in small economies, with the view to determine whether these act as a fundamental impediment to trade and investment.

Publication date: 1 January 2001
Format: Paperback

This book presents the main papers and principal discussion points of a conference held in June 2000, organised jointly by the Commonwealth Secretariat, the World Bank and the IMF. This book looks at how these and other issues relating to the global financial system impact on the developing world.

Series title: Debt Management Series
Number within series: 1
Publication date: 1 March 1999
Format: Paperback

This publication is a compendium of discussions and papers presented in three regional workshops on Effective Domestic Debt Management conducted by the Commonwealth Secretariat between 1996 and 1998. The object of the workshops was to help developing countries to manage their domestic debt more effectively.

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