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.
Gender Responsive Investment Handbook: Addressing the Barriers to Financial Access for Women’s Enterprise
Gender Responsive Investment is a process of ensuring gender-equitable access to financial services and investment. This Handbook supports policy-makers to identify the policies, laws and regulations that hinder women’s access to finance, and assists financial institutions to deliver inclusive, well-designed products and services for women.
Small States: Economic Review and Basic Statistics, Volume 16
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 4 articles focusing on the green economy.
Potential Supply Chains in the Textiles and Clothing Sector in South Asia: An Exploratory Study
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.
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.
Development Challenges of HIV/AIDS in Small States: Experiences from the Pacific, Southern Africa and the Caribbean
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.
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.
Small States: Economic Review and Basic Statistics, Volume 15
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.
The Impact of China and India on Sub-Saharan Africa: Opportunities, Challenges and Policies
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.
Integrating Sustainable Development into National Frameworks: Policy Approaches for Key Sectors in Small States
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.
Catching Up: What LDCs can do, and how others can help
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.
- Agriculture Expand or collapse me
- Democracy and elections Expand or collapse me
- Debt and finance policy
- Economic development
- Education, gender and health Expand or collapse me
- Law and human rights Expand or collapse me
- Oceans and natural resources Expand or collapse me
- Public administration and governance Expand or collapse me
- Small states Expand or collapse me
- Sport for development and peace
- Trade Expand or collapse me
- Youth policy