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.
The Emerging Debt Problems of Small States
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.
Assessing the Playing Field: International Cooperation in Tax Information Exchange
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.
Finance for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in the Caribbean
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.
Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing: A Model of Best Practice for the Financial Sector, the Professions and other Designated Businesses
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.
Mainstreaming Gender in Debt and Development Resource Management
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.
Credit Management for Poverty Alleviation
Examines the poverty endured by women in developing countries and how it can be alleviated.
Beautiful But Costly: Business Costs in Small Remote Economies
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.
Developing Countries and the Global Financial System
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.
Effective Domestic Debt Management in Developing Countries
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.
- Agriculture Expand or collapse me
- Democracy and elections Expand or collapse me
- Debt and finance policy
- Economic development Expand or collapse me
- Education, gender and health Expand or collapse me
- Law and human rights Expand or collapse me
- Public administration and governance Expand or collapse me
- Small states Expand or collapse me
- Trade Expand or collapse me
- Youth policy