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.
Learning from Experience: Perspectives on Poverty Reduction Strategies from Four Developing Countries
Explores how the Poverty Reduction Strategy Initiative (PRSI) process is working, as seen from the perspective of four recipient countries. This volume considers the PRSI process under the headings: design of the strategy; the extent of country ownership; implementation; accountability; and, alignment of development partner support.
Small Change or Real Change?: Commonwealth Perspectives on Financing Gender Equality
Gender equality is essential for sustained economic growth and for democracy, peace and security. This book presents key thinking on a topic that is of international concern: how to ensure that sufficient financial resources are available through aid modalities and from domestic sources to effect the changes to make gender equality a reality.
Sustainable Development in Small Island Developing States: Issues and Challenges
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.
Building the Economic Resilience of Small States
Explores the role of economic policy in mitigating the drawbacks of economic vulnerability associated with smaller states.
Management of Credit Schemes for Women Entrepreneurs in Africa: A Training Manual
The focus of this publication is to offer experience of training and capacity building in the management of credit schemes for women entrepreneurs in Africa.
Breaking with Business as Usual: Perspectives from Civil Society in the Commonwealth on the Millennium Development Goals
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.
Chains of Fortune: Linking Women Producers and Workers with Global Markets
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.
International Technology Transfer to Developing Countries
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.
Beautiful But Costly: Business Costs in Small Remote Economies
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.
Agricultural Export Subsidies and Developing Countries’ Interests
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.
- 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