Public administration and governance
The Commonwealth advances good governance by helping members to build public service capacity, strengthen their public institutions and improve service delivery. Research in this area includes decentralisation, local government reform, legislation and financing, e-governance, public expenditure management, public–private partnerships and promoting good governance.
Cybersecurity for Elections: A Commonwealth Guide on Best Practice
The use of computers and other technology introduces a range of risks to electoral integrity. Cybersecurity for Elections explains how cybersecurity issues can compromise traditional aspects of elections, explores how cybersecurity interacts with the broader electoral environment, and offers principles for managing cybersecurity risks.
Tackling Corruption in Commonwealth Africa: Case Studies of Botswana, Lesotho, Mauritius, Rwanda and Seychelles
Tackling Corruption in Commonwealth Africa identifies the institutions in five countries that have taken the lead in reducing the impact of corruption and accounts for the factors – both technical and political – that have enabled these institutions to implement successful anti-corruption strategies.
Key Principles of Public Sector Reforms: Commonwealth Case Studies
This book contains case studies from Cameroon, Ghana, Grenada, India, Kenya, Rwanda, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania and Trinidad and Tobago on the policy reforms, strategies and methodologies that support national priorities and greater policy coherence for sustained development and growth.
Commonwealth Local Government Handbook 2017/18
The complete reference book of local government in the Commonwealth. Updated and revised, the 2017/18 edition details the systems of local government in Commonwealth countries, as well as two new sections on how countries are localising the SDGs and data on national urban policies.
The Commonwealth at the Summit, Volume 4: Communiqués of Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings 2007–2015
The Commonwealth at the Summit: Volume 4 brings together the full text of declarations, statements and communiqués issued by Commonwealth Heads of Government between 2007 and 2015.
Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers in Developing Countries: Case Studies from the Commonwealth
This research study examines different approaches to intergovernmental transfers (ICTs) in developing countries in the Commonwealth, and assesses their relative strengths and weaknesses. It includes detailed case studies of India and Kenya, lessons learned from IGT systems in Australia and the United Kingdom.
Commonwealth Governance and Growth 2014
This reference book examines the various models by which the private sector can partner with governments. It brings together various perspectives and experiences of public–private partnering for national development from experts and senior officials within government, industry, academia and the development community.
New Century Local Government: Commonwealth Perspectives
This collection of papers shows how the role of local government is evolving throughout the Commonwealth and provides practical examples of new local government at work. It showcases emerging practice, and highlights success stories from new ways of working and challenges confronting local government in both developed and developing countries.
e-Governance in Small States
ICTs can create digital pathways between citizens and governments that are affordable, accessible and widespread. This book aims to strengthen the understanding of policy-makers by outlining the conditions and processes involved in the planning and execution of e-government projects.
Principles for Local Government Legislation: Lessons from the Commonwealth Pacific
This study is designed to help local government practitioners in Pacific island countries review and strengthen their existing legislative and regulatory frameworks. It identifies best practice, examines case studies of Fiji, Solomon Islands and Samoa, and presents ten key principles for effective legislation.
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