Deepening intra-Commonwealth trade and investment – and using these opportunities to empower women and young people as entrepreneurs – can help drive economic growth, create jobs and increase the prosperity of Commonwealth citizens. The theme of...
  • 16 Apr 2018
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Pages: 120
Small States: Economic Review and Basic Statistics is a flagship publication of the Commonwealth Secretariat highlighting the development indicators of small states and disseminating knowledge on their economic performance.The Secretariat has...
The Judicial Resource Book on Violence Against Women for Asia deepens our understanding of the varying forms of VAWG and raises awareness of the important role that the judiciary can play in tackling them. It is designed to be used by judicial...
  • 05 Apr 2018
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Pages: 188
The Commonwealth is far from achieving gender equality when it comes to women in political decision-making roles. Although Commonwealth Africa has some of the best-performing countries in this context, on average women’s representation is still only...
  • 05 Apr 2018
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Pages: 60
‘Extreme uncertainty’ is a Brexit catchphrase that applies fully to the UK’s future trade relationship with developing countries - which includes many Commonwealth member countries - as well as with the remaining EU members.This compilation of essays...
  • 09 Dec 2017
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Pages: 252
Law is always in need of reform. To enhance justice and legal efficiency, and contribute to socio-economic development, reform needs to be of a high standard. Across the Commonwealth, there is a need for information and guidance about the different...
  • 30 Nov 2017
  • Roger Rose
  • Pages: 188
In 1976, recognising that there was a shortage of trained legislative drafters in the Commonwealth, the Commonwealth Secretariat first published a legislative drafting manual aimed at informing those practitioners with little or no previous...
  • 12 Sep 2017
  • Teddy Y. Soobramanien, Leah Worrall
  • Pages: 205
The world economy has undergone tremendous change during the past decade, with a range of emerging issues influencing global trade and coming to the fore in discussions among policy-makers and trade negotiators. Whether these issues will or should be...
  • 01 Sep 2017
  • Resina Katafono
  • Pages: 437
A Sustainable Future for Small States: Pacific 2050 is part of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s regional strategic foresight programme that examines whether current development strategies set a region on a path to achieve sustainable development by...
  • 28 Aug 2017
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Pages: 273
Youth Work in the Commonwealth: A Growth Profession establishes a baseline to inform the planning and implementation of initiatives to professionalise youth work in Commonwealth member countries. The study was conducted in 35 countries in the Africa,...
Leveraging the power of trade to expand formal employment opportunities, generate greater value addition, assist diversification processes and develop productive capabilities is an aspiration of all Commonwealth governments. These objectives were...
This policy guide reviews the current regulatory frameworks, legal issues, empirical data, WTO member states proposals, and existing literature on e-commerce and digital trade.
  • 08 Aug 2017
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Pages: 295
This policy guide reviews the current regulatory frameworks, legal issues, empirical data, WTO member states proposals, and existing literature on e-commerce and digital trade.
  • 06 Apr 2017
  • Iain Lindsey, Tony Chapman
  • Pages: 162
Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) recognises the potential contribution of sport to achieving important development objectives, including the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • 09 Jan 2017
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Pages: 350
The judiciary plays a central role in enhancing and protecting women’s rights, as well as the development and enforcement of formal legal responses to discriminatory and criminal activities, including violence against women (VAW). The Judicial Bench...
  • 17 Nov 2016
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Pages: 168
There are more young people in the world today than ever before. Yet surprisingly little is known about the current state of affairs in youth development. Measuring the well-being of young people continues to be a challenge, even though its...
  • 11 Nov 2016
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Pages: 238
Lifting the quality and strengthening the relevance of election management bodies is a continuing work-in-progress: to learn and apply the lessons from each election and rise to the emergence of new challenges, including evolving information and...
Public policies in taxation and revenue management are key to ensuring natural resource wealth results in economic development. Tax policy and systems should ensure that whenever natural resources are extracted, the host state receives a fair share...
  • 13 Oct 2016
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Pages: 236
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 working on issues of concern to small states.
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