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.

Series title: Commonwealth Economic Paper Series
Publication date: 1 January 2003
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

In the eyes of the world, the Cancun Trade Ministerial Meeting will act as a litmus test of the major industrial countries' commitment to inclusive globalisation, to meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to a stable and peaceful world.

Series title: New Gender Mainstreaming Series on Development Issues
Publication date: 1 January 2003
Format: Paperback

This guide provides practitioners, politicians and policy communities with the basic information needed to understand gender-responsive budgets and to start initiatives based on their own local situations.

Publication date: 1 August 2002
Format: Paperback

This book builds on a previous publication, Gender Budgets Make Cents, which was designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of GRB initiatives. It described the conceptual framework, evolution of the work and lessons learned, and provided brief summaries of country initiatives.

Publication date: 1 January 2002
Format: Paperback

Dynamism and innovation are predominant features in the emergence of the information society and knowledge economy. The rapid deployment and proliferation of the new and emerging information and communications technologies (ICTs) herald new opportunities for growth and development.

Publication date: 1 January 2002
Format: Paperback

Providing an understanding of gender responsive budgets, this text is part of the inter-agency programme of the Commonwealth Secretariat, IDRC and UNIFEM. It covers the theoretical framework, the evolution of work in this area, the role of different stakeholders and the lessons learned to date.

Contributor: Rogers W'O Okot-Uma
Publication date: 1 January 2000
Format: Paperback

A practical view of environmental management, focusing on pollution control and waste management. It records the experience gained through Commonwealth Secretariat regional seminars conducted in Africa over several years. It uses real examples to illustrate the points made.

Contributor: Sanjaya Lall
Series title: Commonwealth Economic Paper Series
Number within series: 39
Publication date: 1 October 1999
Format: Paperback

As developing countries have started to open up their economies, concern about competitiveness has spread to their policy makers. Their relative competitiveness as production and investment sites has become a prime focus of development policy.

Contributor: Richard Jones
Publication date: 1 January 1999
Format: Paperback

Beekeeping requires little, if any, financial aid and bee products have a good export market. They also provide nutrition for the hive owner. This book is easy to understand, and the text is well supported with clearly- labelled black-and-white drawings and diagrams. There are also numerous colour and black-and-white photographs.

Publication date: 1 January 1997
Format: Paperback

This report provides an analysis of key issues concerning small states’ security and development. It sets out a series of recommendations to counteract vulnerability arising from such factors as globalization, environmental degradation and global warming, and international crime.

Contributor: H R King, K H Ibrahim
Publication date: 1 January 1988
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

The current status and development of small-scale village based aquaculture, particularly fish farming, in Africa, has been the subject of some discussion in recent years. The ensuing conclusions and recommendations were crystallized in a 10-point Resolution on Village Aquaculture Development in Africa.

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