Commonwealth Secretariat Discussion Paper

Can a Global Oil Royalty Help to Limit Climate Change?
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2310-2322 (online)
http://dx.doi.org/10.14217/23102322
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  N° 24   08 Aug 2017
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Can a Global Oil Royalty Help to Limit Climate Change?
Daniel Wilde, Roz Price
This paper discusses whether a global oil royalty could help to limit climate change. It starts by summarising the Paris Agreement and by discussing whether the world is currently on course to achieve its goal of limiting the increase in global...
  N° 23   28 Oct 2016
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Risk Management of Contingent Liabilities and Public Debt
Howard Haughton
The subject matter of sovereign contingent liability (CL) risk management has been receiving increasing attention, since it is widely acknowledged that it poses potential hidden fiscal risks. These risks arise as a result of the uncertainty of: (i)...
  N° 22   22 June 2016
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Review of the Joint WB-IMF Debt Sustainability Framework (2016)
Travis Mitchell
The discussion note puts forward several perspectives on the WB-IMF debt sustainability framework (DSF), with the aim of contributing to discussions on the framework review occurring in 2016. The paper makes specific recommendations stemming from...
  N° 21   22 June 2016
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Commonwealth Multilateral Debt Swap for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Proposal
Travis Mitchell
This paper discusses the technical details of the Commonwealth proposal for a Multilateral Debt Swap for Climate Action, something that could see small states benefit from improved debt management, climate resilience and possibly debt relief. It is...
  N° 20   22 Apr 2016
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Policy Options and Low International Oil Prices
Travis Mitchell, Sanjana Zaman
This paper briefly discusses the macroeconomic effects of low international oil prices and places particular emphasis on the policy implications for Commonwealth countries. It draws on recent studies by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World...
  N° 19   23 Feb 2015
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Debt Swaps for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
Travis Mitchell
The high debt burdens of small states, particularly countries in the Caribbean, are seriously hampering international efforts to build resilience against the effects of climate change. This discussion paper introduces the Commonwealth multilateral...
  N° 18   23 Feb 2015
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Addressing the Financing and Debt Challenges of Commonwealth Small States
Travis Mitchell
Debt burdens in Commonwealth small states have grown rapidly within the last decade, particularly in the Caribbean, and are now at unsustainable levels. This discussion paper outlines four Commonwealth proposals to help address the debt and financing...
  N° 17   01 Jan 2015
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Commonwealth Perspectives on OECD-DAC Post-2015 Statistical Reform
Travis Mitchell
The international community is meeting in July 2015 to agree on the financing framework to underpin the UN post-2015 development agenda, scheduled to be adopted in September 2015. The OECD-DAC contribution – a set of proposals for reforming the...
  N° 16   16 Nov 2013
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MDGs Progress and Post-MDGs Priorities in the Commonwealth
Anit N. Mukherjee
This Discussion Paper provides a summary of key achievement and gaps in meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with a focus on Commonwealth countries. It aims to stimulate debate and provides analysis to help galvanise social development...
  N° 15   18 June 2013
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Enhancing Services Trade
Mark Hellyer
This Discussion Paper makes a case for government support to promote services trade. This is an area that has traditionally been left to the private sector; a model widely practiced in richer countries where the services sector is strong. Services...
  N° 14   10 May 2013
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A New Approach to Ocean Governance
Dan Laffoley
The ocean is an essential part of the world economy for transport and for the resources it contains and activities it supports. Yet, the health of oceans is in decline and future opportunities are being lost through this degradation. The current...
  N° 13   15 Apr 2012
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Social Protection
Marilyn Waring
The definition of social protection and what it might encompass is currently a contested space for ‘framing’ the debate and practice. Who is making the decisions about its nature and the responses? Who controls what ‘social protection’ means?This...
  N° 12   30 Nov 2011
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Agricultural Trade and Human Rights
José Maurel
This Discussion Paper examines the human rights impacts of international agricultural trade in developing countries. Businesses in importing countries make decisions that affect the incentives for producers to meet human rights standards; yet these...
  N° 11   30 July 2011
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Tax, Governance and Development
Max Everest-Phillips
This Discussion Paper outlines why taxation matters to Commonwealth developing countries not simply for raising revenues to pay for development, but as a means of shaping the governance context that influences that development. In seeking to reduce...
  N° 10   15 Mar 2011
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Alternative Service Delivery Revisited
John Wilkins
Alternative Service Delivery (ASD) is a process of government reform that reviews public programmes and services to choose the most appropriate organisational forms and delivery mechanisms to achieve government objectives. It has regained currency in...
  N° 9   01 Sep 2010
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The Global Financial Crisis and Local Government
Andrew Nickson
Written by an expert on local government financing, this Discussion Paper explores the likely short-term and long-term effects of the global financial crisis on local government bodies.   Andrew Nickson also suggests that the crisis provides an...
  N° 8   01 Apr 2010
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The State of the Cities
Cliff Hague
This Discussion Paper examines key trends in Commonwealth urbanisation and sets out areas for future research into the state of Commonwealth cities in the twenty-first century, to provide an evidence-base for urban policy, funding and development.
  N° 7   01 Dec 2009
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Gender in Planning and Urban Development
Nqobile Malaza
Women and men experience cities in different ways and this must be addressed when planning urban development. This Discussion Paper presents an initial exploration of issues of gender and urban planning. It looks at how awareness of the gender...
  N° 6   01 Sep 2009
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The Commonwealth and the Economic Crisis
Cyrus Rustomjee
Written by the Director of the Economic Affairs Division at the Commonwealth Secretariat, this discussion paper explains some of the truly international aspects of the global economic crisis that go beyond the headline news. It discusses the nature...
  N° 5   01 July 2009
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Human Rights and Climate Change
Purna Sen
A new awareness is growing of the human rights dimensions of climate change. This paper takes forward this discussion with particular attention to the Commonwealth context and the December 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.
  N° 4   01 Apr 2009
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Climate Change and Health
Victoria Hall
The health impacts of climate change are a relatively recent addition to the public health policy agenda.  This Discussion Paper sets out important factors that need to be considered now, given that this will be an important issue for public health...
  N° 3   01 Jan 2009
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Gender and Social Protection
Sarojini Ganju Thakur
This Discussion Paper argues that women and men face different risks and vulnerabilities, some specific to their gender and others exacerbated by gender inequalities and discrimination. Building on the analysis in Naila Kabeer’s book, ‘Mainstreaming...
  N° 2   01 Nov 2008
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Local Governments and Climate Change
Andrea Deri
Climate change poses an immediate threat to the security, well-being and economic activities of all countries. Particularly vulnerable are the 32 small states and 25 small island developing states of the Commonwealth. This Discussion Paper examines...
  N° 1   01 Aug 2008
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Forest Carbon Finance
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Deforestation contributes about one-fifth of all human-made emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), the principal greenhouse gas that leads to global warming and climate change. Preventing deforestation could therefore be highly significant in averting...
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