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: 1 January 2005
Format: Paperback

Considers the Convention on Biological Diversity, which recognises the vital importance that women play in the conservation and sustainable importance of biological diversity.

Publication date: 1 January 2005
Format: Paperback

Provides a snapshot (as at 2005) of some of the issues and concerns shared by civil society organisations across the Commonwealth about current trends in progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. The report analyses progress and draws on reports by governments and civil society organisations.

Contributor: Marilyn Carr
Publication date: 1 October 2004
Format: Paperback

Much has been written about the negative impact of globalisation also opens up new economic opportunities if poor women producers and workers are enabled to take advantage of them. The need for assistance differs between independent producers on the one hand and wage workers in export industries on the other.

Contributor: Kamal Saggi
Series title: Economic Paper
Publication date: 1 April 2004
Format: Paperback

This title provides a thorough overview of the economics of ITT relevant to developing countries and will be invaluable as a reference tool for policy makers, trade officials and trade negotiators.

Contributor: Chris Milner, Wyn Morgan
Series title: Economic Paper
Publication date: 1 January 2004
Format: Paperback

A new impetus has been given to faltering WTO trade discussions by the recent EU mandate supporting the liberalisation of agricultural trade policies and removal of export subsidies on agricultural products, within an environment in which all countries start reforming their trade policies.

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 October 2003
Format: Paperback

Starting from the premise that democracy is more than simply a matter of universal suffrage and the holding of regular multiparty elections, and that development is about much more than growth of GDP, this Report focuses on how to make democracy work for pro-poor development and on development policies that in themselves uphold.

Series title: New Gender Mainstreaming Series on Development Issues
Publication date: 1 January 2003
Format: Paperback

This guide provides practitioners, politicians and policy communities with the basic information needed to understand gender-responsive budgets and to start initiatives based on their own local situations.

Series title: Economic Paper
Publication date: 1 January 2003
Format: Paperback

In the eyes of the world, the Cancun Trade Ministerial Meeting will act as a litmus test of the major industrial countries' commitment to inclusive globalisation, to meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to a stable and peaceful world.

Publication date: 1 August 2002
Format: Paperback

This book builds on a previous publication, Gender Budgets Make Cents, which was designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of GRB initiatives. It described the conceptual framework, evolution of the work and lessons learned, and provided brief summaries of country initiatives.

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