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  • 09 Dec 2011
  • Liam Campling, Hansel Confiance, Marie-Therese Purvis
  • Pages: 124
SOCIAL POLICIES IN SMALL STATES SERIES The country case studies and thematic papers in this series examine social policy issues facing small states and the implications for economic development. They show how, despite their inherent vulnerability ...
  • 09 Dec 2011
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Pages: 232
Trade in services enabled by information and communication technologies could be an engine of growth for many developing countries looking to diversify from commoditiesbased economies. For this trade policy to be successful governments must establish...
  • 15 Nov 2011
  • Peter Trepte, Peter Pease, Anthony Butler, Annamaria La Chimia
  • Pages: 170
This Economic Paper assesses the potential trade effects of rules on procurement policies in Commonwealth ACP countries. It provides a practical guide for policymakers and negotiators to determine the impact of government procurement rules and...
  • 15 Nov 2011
  • Patrick Macrory, Sherry Stephenson
  • Pages: 90
This Economic Paper assesses new innovative measures in trade in service negotiations that reflect the vulnerabilities and challenges faced by developing countries. It outlines the approaches that can help small and lowincome countries employ the...
  • 14 Nov 2011
  • Fatimah Kelleher, Francis O. Severin, Matselane B. Khaahloe, Meera Samson, Anuradha De, Tepora Afamasaga-Wright, Upali M Sedere
  • Pages: 242
The debates on women and teaching have been wide ranging and, in some cases, contentious. They have included reviews of why the profession can become gender imbalanced in favour of women, the impacts of this on learning processes and student...
Even though individual nations in South Asia are among the world’s fastest growing economies it is, as a region, the least integrated. This pioneering study from UNCTAD, the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Centre for WTO Studies at the Indian...
  • 11 Oct 2011
  • Marilyn Waring, Robert Carr, Anit N. Mukherjee, Meena Shivdas
  • Pages: 94
At the centre of the HIV/AIDS response are the 12 million people who need care and treatment. Those who are ill require support from carers who provide physical, social and psychological support. Yet these carers – essential actors in the response –...
  • 11 Oct 2011
  • T. K. Jayaraman, Paresh Narayan
  • Pages: 142
This study examines how monetary and fiscal policies are implemented in Pacific small states and the impact on growth and development in these countries. It carefully sets out both the policy and institutional constraints in monetary and fiscal...
  • 11 Oct 2011
  • Karl Theodore, Mahendra Reddy, Happy Kufigwa Siphambe
  • Pages: 94
Development Challenges of HIV/AIDS in Small States provides an up-to-date and comprehensive analysis of the economic impacts of the epidemic in the Pacific, Southern Africa and the Caribbean. The authors examine specific features of these three...
  • 11 Oct 2011
  • Cletus I. Springer, John L. Roberts
  • Pages: 50
Partnerships for Sustainable Development in Small States examines measures through which small states can work together with the international community to strengthen their ability to pursue economic and social development. Due to their size and...
  • 30 Sep 2011
  • Commonwealth Observer Group
  • Pages: 40
The Report of the Commonwealth Observer Group for the Seychelles Presidential Election. The Group was led by Dr Julian R Hunte, the former Foreign Minister of St Lucia, and comprised five eminent persons in total.
  • 23 Sep 2011
  • Gérard Adonis
  • Pages: 58
Malta’s socio-economic successes have been remarkable. Key policy decisions have enabled this small island state to cope with its inherent vulnerabilities. This book reviews the implementation of macroeconomic policies in Malta, identifying the key...
  • 23 Sep 2011
  • Anthony Birchwood, Marielle Goto
  • Pages: 78
This study examines how monetary and fiscal policies are implemented in Caribbean small states, tracing the differences and similarities in tax structure, current expenditure and current revenues. It shows the impact of monetary policy on inflation...
  • 15 Sep 2011
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Pages: 108
A key feature of a professional and credible public service is transparent and accountable financial management. In a rapidly changing and often challenging public sector environment, public servants are seeking new and creative approaches to enhance...
  • 05 Aug 2011
  • Commonwealth Observer Group
  • Pages: 66
The book is mainly intended for four groups of people: national government policymakers; districtlevel government officers; leaders in churches and other nongovernment organisations who wish to establish or expand schools with government support; and...
The aim of a well-designed decentralisation programme is to deliver effective services to all citizens and to deepen democracy through active popular participation in local governance. Through detailed case studies of decentralisation policies in...
  • 15 Jul 2011
  • Purna Sen
  • Pages: 128
The UN Human Rights Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism has been in place for over two years. 2008 and 2009 saw this mechanism succeed in promoting dialogues on human rights in countries from all continents and all regions, including 25...
  • 15 Jul 2011
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Pages: 212
This unique annual collection of key economic and statistical data on states with fewer than five million inhabitants is an essential reference for economists, planners and policy-makers. The Commonwealth’s definition of small states is those with a...
  • 14 Jul 2011
  • Zoë Scott, Munawwar Alam
  • Pages: 212
Estimates suggest that decentralisation is currently being pursued in over 80 per cent of developing countries worldwide. For many people, local government is the part of government that most directly impacts on their lives, particularly via the...
  • 05 Jul 2011
  • Faamausili Matagialofi Lua’iufi, S. Omar Z. Mowlana
  • Pages: 34
This publication reviews the effects of the reforms implemented under the ‘new public management’ programme on the roles and conditions of service of permanent secretaries in the Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu. These...
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