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.
Key Issues in Natural Resource Taxation and Revenue Management in the Commonwealth
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
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
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.
Issues in Monetary and Fiscal Policy in Small Developing States: A Case Study of the Pacific
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.
Issues in Monetary and Fiscal Policy in Small Developing States: A Case Study of the Caribbean
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.
Stop Vulture Fund Lawsuits: A Handbook
This handbook distils the key lessons on best practice in negotiating loan agreements, and responding to the activities of vulture funds - funds that buy up the debt of sovereign countries at a discount in the hope of making significant profit - for the benefit of all government officials who may have to deal with these issues.
Supporting Investment and Private Sector Development in Times of Crisis: Strategies for Small States
Documents the effects of the global financial crisis on investment and private sector development in small states. It uses case studies (St Lucia, Vanuatu and Mauritius) to draw lessons from policy responses and propose further support required at both the national and international level to support the private sector through the economic crisis.
Enhancing Investment in West Africa: The Role of Investment Instruments in Economic Partnership Agreement Negotiations
A study that explores the options available to ECOWAS states for promoting, protecting and guaranteeing flows of domestic and foreign direct investment, in the context of the ACP-EU Economic Partnership Agreements, so that development gains are realised in these economies.
Reform of International Institutions: Towards a Commonwealth Agenda
Examines three sets of major international institutions: the UN, the World Bank and IMF, and institutions concerned with international environmental governance. This book argues that global concerns have outgrown the existing system and an effective response requires serious multilateral co-operation.
Gender Impacts of Revenue Collection in India
By highlighting the relative effects of changes in taxation policy on men and on women through a case study from India, this title helps to raise awareness of gender among those responsible for planning the tax system, in India and elsewhere.
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