Economic development

The Commonwealth helps member countries take advantage of opportunities for economic growth, improving their ability to manage long-term sustainable development. Written by experts from around the world, our books address important economic and financial topics affecting Commonwealth countries today.

Contributor: Brendan Vickers
Publication date: 10 April 2017
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This publication advises and informs on current dynamics, opportunities, challenges and policy options for Africa’s regional integration agenda. It is a unique resource for supporting capacity-building on African regional trade issues.

Series title: Global Youth Development Index and Report
Number within series: 1
Publication date: 21 October 2016
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

The Commonwealth's 2016 Global Youth Development Index and Report is an overview of the development of young people (aged 15 -30) in 183 countries, including 49 Commonwealth countries. It analyses 18 indicators across five domains -- education, health and well-being, employment and opportunity, political participation and civic participation.

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: Small States: Economic Review and Basic Statistics
Number within series: 19
Publication date: 10 October 2016
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This unique annual collection of key economic and statistical data on small states is an essential reference for economists, planners and policy-makers. This volume contains 17 tables covering development indicators and an article focusing on climate change impacts, adaptation and policies for agriculture in African small states.

Series title: Commonwealth Blue Economy Series
Number within series: 4
Publication date: 30 September 2016
Format: Paperback

This fourth volume in the Commonwealth Blue Economy Series, Marine Renewable Energy, explores the potential for the development of the blue economy by providing a high-level review of actions needed to progress marine renewable energy generation in SIDS.

Series title: Commonwealth Blue Economy Series
Number within series: 2
Publication date: 30 September 2016
Format: Paperback

This second volume of the Commonwealth Blue Economy Series, Aquaculture, explores the potential for the development of a blue economy mariculture industry, as well as specific enabling conditions that could assist in moving towards economic reality where opportunities exist.

Series title: Commonwealth Blue Economy Series
Number within series: 5
Publication date: 30 September 2016
Format: Paperback

This fifth volume in the Commonwealth Blue Economy Series, Blue Biotechnology, provides a high-level assessment of the opportunities available for economic diversification through the development of a blue biotechnology sector in SIDS for food, health products and pharmaceuticals.

Series title: Commonwealth Blue Economy Series
Number within series: 1
Publication date: 30 September 2016
Format: Paperback

Island nations have benefited from their ocean resources, with marine uses and activities contributing to their economic development. There is a growing appreciation of the critical role oceans play in sustainable economic growth and the need to manage and protect coastal and marine ecosystems that are the fundamental basis for that growth.

Series title: Commonwealth Blue Economy Series
Number within series: 3
Publication date: 30 September 2016
Format: Paperback

This third volume in the Commonwealth Blue Economy Series, Capture Fisheries, describes challenges in managing capture fisheries, and strategies and activities that could be undertaken by SIDS to make improvements. Includes case studies illustrating positive actions that have been taken by SIDS and their outcomes.

Contributor: LDCIV Monitor
Publication date: 29 August 2016
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Achieving the Istanbul Programme of Action by 2020 focuses on four specific themes: structural transformation and export diversification in the LDCs; prospects of graduation of countries from the LDC group; implications of the 2030 Agenda in view of LDC concerns; and new challenges facing LDCs in their pursuit for achieving SDGs.

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