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.
Implementing a National Export Strategy
This handbook explains how the Commonwealth Secretariat helps countries develop national export strategies with a clear purpose, strategies that are action-oriented, and which recognise the interrelationship between technological, economic, social, political and cultural aspects of society.
The Global Financial Crisis and Trade Prospects in Small States
This is the first study to look at the trade effects on small states of the current global slowdown. Export industries in these countries have been affected at least as much as those of other developing countries. The authors suggest a number of policy responses for governments of small states which may help to address the issues that arise.
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.
Trade, Growth and Poverty Reduction: Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small States in the Global Economic System
Why have the least developed countries failed to grow as fast as other economies during the recent period of globalisation? This title explores the broad links between growth in income, globalisation, and poverty reduction. It argues that domestic and international policies have failed to serve the interests of the poorest countries.
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.
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- Debt and finance policy
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- Sport for development and peace
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- Youth policy