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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...
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics discusses various aspects of the international regulation of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) that can strengthen prospects for the transfer of climate-related technologies to developing countries,...
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics explores the emerging role of least developed countries (LDCs) in World Trade Organization decision-making processes for negotiating rules of the multilateral trading system.   The Trade Hot Topics series...
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics focuses on the impact of the global economic crisis on the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states, and identifies the implications for the World Trade Organization system. The Trade Hot Topics series...
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics assesses the impacts of the economic downturn on small Commonwealth economies, and discusses some of the macroeconomic challenges they face in dealing with shocks emanating from the global slowdown. The...
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...
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics identifies key issues of policy relevance in the debate on biofuel production and the rising food commodity prices contextualised in the WTO trade rules. The Trade Hot Topics series provides concise and...
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics sheds some light on the actual and possible effects of the global economic crisis on trade in small states, specifically focusing on the 32 states classified as such within the Commonwealth. The Trade Hot...
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.
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics highlights the consequences of climate change on agriculture, its subsequent impact on the trading capacity of developing countries, and a number of adaptation and mitigation measures to ensure their...
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics reports on a recent Commonwealth study on the impact of recent and further preference erosion, and the policies and measures that are required to increase the effectiveness of preferences.
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics focuses on a specific group of developing countries — small and vulnerable economies (SVEs) — which has largely been neglected in the AfT debate, despite the special challenges these countries faced in...
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...
Public procurement constitutes a major part of public expenditure in many African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states as it typically includes expenditure on, among other things, transport and communications infrastructure, and construction of public...
On 29 September 2008, the Council of the European Union adopted EC No. 1005/2008 ‘establishing a Community system to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing’. This new IUU Regulation, scheduled to enter into force on...
This issue of Trade Hot Topics closely examines the provisions of the CARIFORUM EPAs in services and looks at the ways in which they might be tailored to suit the interests and priorities of non-Caribbean ACP countries.
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...
This issue of Trade Hot Topics examines the small economies initiative, a concerted effort by small economies to gain both the recognition of their concerns and special treatment in the WTO. It looks at the issue of defining small economies and gives...
In October 2006 a European Union–Indian High Level Trade Group agreed the parameters for an ambitious Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two. For Europe, this was part of the EU’s ‘Global Europe’ initiative which aimed at setting up trade...
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...
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