Economic Paper

Key Issues in Natural Resource Taxation and Revenue Management in the Commonwealth

Contibutors: Daniel Wilde
Publication date: 21 October 2016
Format: E-book (PDF), 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.

Prioritising the Implementation of International Financial Regulation

Publication date: 20 July 2015
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Presents a risk-based framework for implementing international financial regulation within national economies, in particular in small states. It includes case studies to illustrate how the framework can be integrated with standard setting processes to improve outcomes for small states.

Assessment of Debt Restructuring Operations in Commonwealth Small States

Contibutors: Michele Robinson
Publication date: 29 May 2015
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This paper highlights the concerns of Commonwealth small states about unsustainable debt burdens and the emerging challenges to their overall debt sustainability. It offers key lessons learned from Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, and Seychelles.

Trading on Commonwealth Ties

Contibutors: Chris Milner
Publication date: 1 February 2008
Format: Paperback

What are the characteristics of current intra-Commonwealth trade, and how can it be encouraged to grow? Trading on Commonwealth Ties identifies opportunities for stimulating trade within the Commonwealth, but warns against setting up a free trade agreement across the member states.

Sustainable Development in Small Island Developing States

Publication date: 1 June 2008
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

About one fifth of all politically independent countries are small island developing states. For these countries, sustainable development is not a matter of choice, it is imperative. This book seeks to initiate a debate on how to support a new wave of action for sustainable development.

Marginalisation of LDCs and Small Vulnerable States in World Trade

Publication date: 1 January 2004
Format: Paperback

There are indisputable concerns over the ineffective participation of Least-Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Vulnerable Economies (SVEs) in the process of global integration, and their failure to derive benefits from the ongoing process of trade liberalisation and globalisation.

International Technology Transfer to Developing Countries

Contibutors: Kamal Saggi
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.

From Doha to Cancun

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.

Beautiful But Costly

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.

Agriculture in the Doha Round

Publication date: 1 January 2004
Format: Paperback

In 2003 the WTO Ministerial Meeting at Cancun failed to achieve any significant progress on the liberalisation of agricultural markets in developed or developing countries. If the present round of negotiations is to be successful, it must continue the momentum for reform achieved through the Uruguay Round.