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Report of the Commonwealth Secretary-General 1999

From Kuala Lumpur to Durban

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This biennial report to Commonwealth Heads of Government on the mandates and activities of the Commonwealth Secretariat from July 1997 to June 1999 is preceded by an introduction by the Commonwealth Secretary-General which is a personal comment on the progress of the Commonwealth over the last decade of the 20th century. The report is presented to Commonwealth leaders before their biennial summit.

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Strengthening Economic Management

The 1997-98 financial crisis in East Asia and in emerging markets has underlined the need for sound economic management based on market forces and a strong private sector. The Secretariat supports the efforts of member countries to strengthen this management through policy advice and assistance with implementation of policy in the areas of debt management, private sector development and exploitation of mineral, petroleum and marine resources.

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