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: Jodie Keane
Publication date: 16 March 2020
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Progress made in the Least Developed Counties (LDCs) in the Commonwealth will contribute to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To this end, this book identifies areas in which international support measures could be improved to reduce economic vulnerability in Bangladesh, Mozambique and Solomon Islands.

Publication date: 24 February 2020
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This first volume in the Commonwealth Connectivity Series explores some of the issues facing policy-makers in the Commonwealth in the wake of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It provides policy recommendations that Commonwealth members can use to address the challenges and realise the benefits of the digital age.

Publication date: 7 October 2019
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Strengthening Disaster Resilience in Small States: Commonwealth Perspectives offers timely and expert analysis of differentiated exposure of small states to natural disasters, including an examination of specific interventions for strengthening small states’ resilience to this phenomenon.

Contributor: Jodie Keane
Publication date: 10 December 2018
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This publication provides tools to analyse the trade-related effects of tariff preference and how to integrate private sector consultations and survey methods to take in the perspectives of lead firms and buyers. Essential reading for policy-makers and development partners to support LDCs to adapt to the challenges arising from graduation.

Series title: Small States: Economic Review and Basic Statistics
Number within series: 20
Publication date: 23 April 2018
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Small States: Economic Review and Basic Statistics is a flagship publication of the Commonwealth Secretariat highlighting the development indicators of small states and disseminating knowledge on their economic performance.

Series title: Commonwealth Economic Paper Series
Number within series: 97
Publication date: 26 March 2018
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Navigating Uncertainty offers timely and expert commentary on how a new UK trade policy towards the EU and developing countries could be designed and implemented. The essays unbundle complex issues and offer a context for the current debate, as well as providing a framework within which to assess and discuss the ongoing negotiations.

Contributor: Resina Katafono
Publication date: 1 September 2017
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This publication reviews seven sectors that can catalyse economic development in the Commonwealth Pacific: political governance; development effectiveness and co-ordination; oceans governance; non-communicable diseases; ICT and connectivity; migration and climate change; and energy, and offers policy solutions to address these challenges.

Contributor: Daniel Wilde
Series title: Commonwealth Economic Paper Series
Number within series: 96
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.

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: 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.

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