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.

Publication date: 10 November 2011
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Examines one of the leading manufacturing sectors in South Asia – textiles and clothing – to assess the prospects for developing production linkages through regional co-operation. The findings show that there is significant unexploited scope for intra-regional trade which would enhance the competitiveness of the region overall.

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

Provides an up-to-date and comprehensive analysis of the status of the epidemic in the Pacific, Southern Africa and the Caribbean. It examines specific features of these three regions that contribute towards the spread of HIV/AIDS and identify the responses by various local and external stakeholders.

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: Small States: Economic Review and Basic Statistics
Number within series: 15
Publication date: 15 July 2011
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This unique annual collection of key economic and statistical data on states with fewer than 5 million inhabitants is an essential reference for economists, planners and policy-makers working on issues of concern to small states. This volume contains 68 tables covering development indicators and 3 articles focusing on public private partnerships.

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

Through detailed country-level analysis, this study examines the trading partnerships between China, India and sub-Saharan Africa. It assesses the economic impacts, identifies challenges and provides recommendations to assist policy-makers enhance the ability of SSA countries to derive benefits and to take advantage of new opportunities.

Publication date: 13 May 2011
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This book brings policy-making for sustainable development into the mainstream of decision-making at all levels of governance and in all sectors. It builds on the 2005 internationally agreed ‘Mauritius Strategy’ which aims to implement the integration of sustainable development by small island developing states.

Contributor: Paul Collier
Publication date: 10 February 2011
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

In this book, economist and award-winning author, Paul Collier, suggests strategic policies for governments of Least Developed Countries to help them catch up to the rest of the developing world. He outlines potential future problems associated with the management of natural resources and the threat of climate change.

Publication date: 15 December 2010
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Saving Small Developing Island States introduces the key policy challenges small island states face in dealing with the environmental consequences of climate change. It will be of interest to environmental and natural resource managers in small island states, government policy-makers, and academics and students in the fields of public policy.

Contributor: Daniel Dumas
Series title: Transformation of Societies Series
Publication date: 1 October 2010
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Illustrated by case studies of good practice from across the Commonwealth, this book will help government decision-makers ensure that the extractive industries (dealing with the extraction of non-renewable natural resources - notably oil, gas and minerals) transform society for the better, while minimising the risk of instability and conflict.

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