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Commonwealth Health Ministers' Update 2011

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ISBN: 9781849290593
Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
Binding:Paperback
Language:English
Pagination: 168

Produced for the annual Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting, the Commonwealth Health Ministers Update 2011 is a resource for ministers on topical health priorities. The theme for the 2011 Meeting is Non-communicable diseases : A priority for the Commonwealth.

This accompanying Update provides comprehensive and essential information on the non-communicable disease epidemic.
  • An overview of non-communicable diseases in the Commonwealth
  • Prevalence reports from Commonwealth regions
  • How Commonwealth countries are responding to noncommunicable diseases
  • How to protect vulnerable groups within country populations
  • Case studies of key initiatives to control non-communicable diseases
  • The economic impact of non-communicable diseases


A special reference section summarises the latest information on non-communicable diseases in the Commonwealth and the responses by member countries.







Managing Finance and External Relations in South African Schools

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Managing Schools in South Africa Series
ISBN: 9780850927825
Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
Binding:Paperback
Language:English
Pagination:200

The central purpose of this book is to consider the concepts and principles of the important areas of educational leadership signalled by Nelson Mandela. The aim is to develop improved understanding and practice of the management of external relations and resources in schools. The text is on theory and research and uses South African case examples and activities to encourage reflection and personal development. It is aimed particularly, but not exclusively, at those who lead and manage in schools or support them in a professional role.

The authors are experts in the field of educational leadership and management.







1996 Meeting of Commonwealth Law Ministers

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 15-19 April 1996

ISBN: 9780850925081
Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
Binding:Paperback
Language:English
Pagination:400
Published:1997

Memoranda of meeting of Commonwealth Law Ministers and Senior Officials held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 15-19 April 1996.







1999 Meeting of Commonwealth Law Ministers and Senior Officials

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Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 3-7 May 1999 Vol. 2


ISBN: 9780850926958
Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
Binding:Paperback
Language:English
Pagination:300

Memoranda of meeting of Commonwealth Law Ministers and Senior Officials held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 3-7 May 1999.







2002 Meeting of Commonwealth Law Ministers and Senior Officials

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Kingstown, St Vincent and the Grenadines, 18-21 November 2002


ISBN: 9780850927580
Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
Binding:Paperback
Language:English
Pagination:280

Memoranda of meeting of Commonwealth Law Ministers and Senior Officials held in Kingstown, St Vincent and the Grenadines, 81-21 November 2002.







2005 Meeting of Commonwealth Law Ministers and Senior Officials

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Accra, Ghana, 17-20 October 2005


ISBN: 9780850928440
Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
Binding:Paperback
Language:English
Pagination:498

This volume contains the Memoranda prepared for the 2005 Meeting of Commonwealth Law Ministers and Senior Officials, together with the Communique and Meeting Agenda. (Minutes of the Meeting and Classified Memoranda are published separately, as these are only available to member governments.)







A Framework for Citizenship Education in Sierra Leone

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Commonwealth Case Studies in Citizenship Education Series
ISBN: 9780850927726
Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
Binding:Paperback
Language:English
Pagination:82

This book has been written to lay the foundations of a single curriculum framework for citizenship education in Sierra Leone. It is a direct result of a consultative process aimed at complementing and consolidating a number of citizenship-related initiatives within and outside government circles in Sierra Leone.

The framework it presents looks at some significant and critical themes, and goes on to set parameters and suggest guidelines to ensure its successful implementation.







A Framework for Heritage, Multiculturalism and Citizenship Education

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Commonwealth Case Studies in Citizenship Education Series
ISBN: 9780850927559
Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
Binding:Paperback
Language:English
Pagination:136

Following the 14th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers held in Halifax, Canada, in November 2000, the Commonwealth Secretariat organised a seminar with the theme A Commonwealth Framework for Heritage, Multiculturalism and Citizenship Education in Johannesburg, South Africa, in April 2002.

This publication was compiled from the papers and proceedings of the seminar. It is a result of collaborative work undertaken by educationalists, curriculum developers and leading experts to develop a framework for an innovative approach to citizenship education, to strengthen a culture of fairness, equity, tolerance and respect. This ground-breaking approach involves the key elements of heritage, multiculturalism and citizenship.

The framework, easily adapted to individual countries, serves as a basis for organising curriculum and for teaching and learning resources.







A Future for Small States

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Overcoming Vulnerability

ISBN: 9780850925111
Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
Binding:Paperback
Language:English
Pagination:178

An analysis of the key issues concerning small states' security and development. This report sets out a series of recommendations to counteract vulnerability arising from factors such as globalisation, environmental degradation and global warming, and international crime.

It discusses economic, environmental and political dimensions, as well as recognising the importance of regional organisations and international conventions in enhancing small states' security.







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A Manual of International Dispute Resolution

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ISBN: 9780850928372
Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
Binding:Paperback
Language:English
Pagination:268



An overview of international dispute resolution and settlement, especially in the fields of trade and commerce, investment and intellectual property.

The author looks at five key topics:
  • Supranational disputes
  • Suprational dispute resolution bodies
  • International commercial dispute resolution
  • Institutions concerned with dispute resolution in international trade and commerce
  • Online dispute resolution.

Connerty, an English barrister with particular expertise in the field of international arbitration, introduces each topic, illustrating it by decisions of the International Court of Justice, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea, the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, and decisions of national courts and international arbitration tribunals.

Connerty also gives suggestions for sources for more detailed study in each topic area. The book will be of interest to all those in Commonwealth countries and beyond who need to understand international dispute resolution processes and institutions.

This is an excellent book, which more than fulfils the author's aim. His clearly defined structure, economy and clarity of language make this an extremely useful weapon in the practitioner's armoury.
- The International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management, Volume 73, Number 4, November 2007


This book is an excellent resource for members of the international business community, international ADR practitioners and researchers.
- Dispute Resolution Journal, February - April 2008


The genius of the Manual's plan is that it is entirely practical, laying out the foundations and mechanics of various dispute-resolution frameworks, explaining the relevant tribunals and arbitration organisations, and illustrating the application of these to specific types of disputes. This is a very sound approach.
- Sandra Day OConnor, Retired Justice of the US Supreme Court









A Profile of the Public Service of Australia

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Public Service Country Profile Series
ISBN: 9780850927061
Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
Binding:Paperback
Language:English
Pagination:166

Current Good Practices and New Developments in Public Service Management Public sector reform has moved on apace since the first of the Commonwealth Public Service Country Profile Series was launched in 1995 when the principles of New Public Management (NPM) were in an early stage of adoption.

Since then, the various civil services described in the series have undergone radical change in scope, organisation and approach rendering a revision timely. Now up dated and completely revised, these re-issued Country Profiles continue to be an accessible and valuable source of reference which attempt to both describe and analyse the often tumultuous and controversial public sector reforms which have taken place in contributing countries since 1995. Practising bureaucrats diplomats political and academic audiences will find these new books invaluable in benchmarking best practice in public sector reform across Commonwealth member countries.







A Profile of the Public Service of Canada

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Public Service Country Profile Series
ISBN: 9780850926989
Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
Binding:Paperback
Language:English
Pagination:144

Current Good Practices and New Developments in Public Service Management Public sector reform has moved on apace since the first of the Commonwealth Public Service Country Profile Series was launched in 1995 when the principles of New Public Management (NPM) were in an early stage of adoption.

Since then, the various civil services described in the series have undergone radical change in scope, organisation and approach rendering a revision timely. Now up dated and completely revised, these re-issued Country Profiles continue to be an accessible and valuable source of reference which attempt to both describe and analyse the often tumultuous and controversial public sector reforms which have taken place in contributing countries since 1995. Practising bureaucrats diplomats political and academic audiences will find these new books invaluable in benchmarking best practice in public sector reform across Commonwealth member countries.







A Profile of the Public Service of India

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Public Service Country Profile Series
ISBN: 9780850927511
Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
Binding:Paperback
Language:English
Pagination:188

Public sector reform has moved on apace since the first of the Commonwealth Public Service Country Profile Series was launched in 1995 when the principles of New Public Management (NPM) were in an early stage of adoption. Since then, the various civil services described in the series have undergone radical change in scope, organisation and approach rendering a revision timely.

Now up dated and completely revised, these re-issued Country Profiles continue to be an accessible and valuable source of reference which attempt to both describe and analyse the often tumultuous and controversial public sector reforms which have taken place in contributing countries since 1995. Practising bureaucrats diplomats political and academic audiences will find these new books invaluable in benchmarking best practice in public sector reform across Commonwealth member countries.







A Profile of the Public Service of Malaysia

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Public Service Country Profile Series
ISBN: 9780850927009
Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
Binding:Paperback
Language:English
Pagination:96

Current Good Practices and New Developments in Public Service Management Public sector reform has moved on apace since the first of the Commonwealth Public Service Country Profile Series was launched in 1995 when the principles of New Public Management (NPM) were in an early stage of adoption. Since then, the various civil services described in the series have undergone radical change in scope, organisation and approach rendering a revision timely.

Now up dated and completely revised, these re-issued Country Profiles continue to be an accessible and valuable source of reference which attempt to both describe and analyse the often tumultuous and controversial public sector reforms which have taken place in contributing countries since 1995.

Practising bureaucrats diplomats political and academic audiences will find these new books invaluable in benchmarking best practice in public sector reform across Commonwealth member countries.







A Profile of the Public Service of Malta

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Current Good Practices and New Developments in Public Service Management

Public Service Country Profile Series 6
ISBN: 9780850927030
Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
Binding:Paperback
Language:English
Pagination:64

Current Good Practices and New Developments in Public Service Management Public sector reform has moved on apace since the first of the Commonwealth Public Service Country Profile Series was launched in 1995 when the principles of New Public Management (NPM) were in an early stage of adoption.

Since then, the various civil services described in the series have undergone radical change in scope, organisation and approach rendering a revision timely. Now up dated and completely revised, these re-issued Country Profiles continue to be an accessible and valuable source of reference which attempt to both describe and analyse the often tumultuous and controversial public sector reforms which have taken place in contributing countries since 1995.

Practising bureaucrats diplomats political and academic audiences will find these new books invaluable in benchmarking best practice in public sector reform across Commonwealth member countries.







A Profile of the Public Service of New Zealand

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Public Service Country Profile Series
ISBN: 9780850927023
Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
Binding:Paperback
Language:English
Pagination:50

Current Good Practices and New Developments in Public Service Management Public sector reform has moved on apace since the first of the Commonwealth Public Service Country Profile Series was launched in 1995 when the principles of New Public Management (NPM) were in an early stage of adoption.

Since then, the various civil services described in the series have undergone radical change in scope, organisation and approach rendering a revision timely. Now up dated and completely revised, these re-issued Country Profiles continue to be an accessible and valuable source of reference which attempt to both describe and analyse the often tumultuous and controversial public sector reforms which have taken place in contributing countries since 1995.

Practising bureaucrats diplomats political and academic audiences will find these new books invaluable in benchmarking best practice in public sector reform across Commonwealth member countries.







A Reference Guide for Teacher Managers

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ISBN: 9780850926187
Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
Binding:Paperback
Language:English
Pagination:62

All too often the many pressures on their time distract teacher managers from looking closely at the methods employed in their departments. Hallidays book provides checklists to help them focus on those all-important basics.







Achieving Education for All: Good Practice in Crisis and Post-Conflict Reconstruction

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A Handbook for Education Policy Makers and Practitioners in Commonwealth Countries

Quality UPE Good Practice Series
ISBN: 9780850928051
Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
Binding:Paperback
Language:English
Pagination:62

Conflict, natural disasters and other difficult circumstances present major obstacles to achieving the Millennium Development Goal of providing universal primary education by 2015.

Commonwealth ministers of education are committed to developing strategies to strengthen education programmes for preventing conflict and mitigating the impact of conflict and natural disasters on education in disrupted societies.

This study focuses on sixteen Commonwealth countries in Africa, where the incidence of conflict is most easily seen, though many of the other problems discussed here have their parallels in other parts of the world, such as the 2004 Indian ocean tsunami.

The publication reviews selected African experiences of education in:
  • Conflict situations
  • Natural disasters
  • Other difficult circumstances

and elaborates on the role education plays

  • before emergencies occur, including its presence as a factor of exclusion
  • during crisis situations and the ensuing responses
  • afterwards in recovery, reconstruction and rehabilitation.


  • This practical guide will assist policy makers and others worldwide to better understand the complex issues and options that exist in decision-making; to share best practice in addressing situations arising from conflict, emergencies, and difficult circumstances; and to mitigate the effects on schooling while fostering a climate of tolerance, gender equality and diversity.







    Achieving Education for All: Pakistan

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    Promising Practices in Universal Primary Education

    Quality UPE Good Practice Series
    ISBN: 9780850928334
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:52

    Despite the enormous challenge of attaining the Education for All and UN Millennium Development Goal of universal primary education by 2015, Pakistan has taken up the challenge, as have many other developing countries of the Commonwealth.

    In this handbook for education policy-makers and practitioners, Pakistani educator Fareeha Zahar has identified and compiled good and promising practices which are working towards the achievement of universal primary education in her country.

    Policy-makers internationally will find that the approaches adopted in Pakistan have much to tell them about how to address similar problems in their own countries.







    Achieving Education for All

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    The Case for Non-Formal Education

    ISBN: 9780850928228
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:152

    This book reproduces the papers presented at a Symposium held in Burkino Faso in 2003, with an overview summarising its discussions and findings. The first part looks at theoretical issues measuring the effectiveness of the right to education. The second part contains case studies from seven African countries showing the diversity and potential of NFE initiatives.

    The book provides stimulating reading and is of interest to everyone concerned with expanding the provision of quality basic education in Africa and throughout the countries of the South. Edited by Amina Osman.







    Adolescent and Youth Participation

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    ISBN: 9780850928235
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:100

    Set of four booklets offering practical models and tools for putting the ideas and commitments of the UN General Assembly's 2002 Special Session on Children into practice.

    Its aim is to provide opportunities for adolescents and young people to participate in the decision-making affecting their lives - not just once but every day.

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    African Virtual University

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    The Case of Kenyatta University, Kenya

    Commonwealth Case Studies in Education Series
    ISBN: 9780850926651
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:40

    The virtual university takes the existing models of an Open University and extension learning one stage further by providing links that enable learners to take courses from overseas institutions as well as from the local university.

    This case study relates to the pilot phase of the African Virtual University at Kenyatta University in Kenya. It provides one of the few available insights into the reality of how the AVU has progressed in terms of concept, strategy and practice.

    It describes and analyses key issues regarding courses offered, operational economics, practical difficulties and the growing institutionalisation of the AVU as an integral part of higher education in Kenya.

    The Commonwealths educational work promotes the exchange of experiences and good practice in the field of education. Commonwealth Case Studies in Education is a series of key papers focusing on innovations and challenges in education. Each case study presents a concise analysis of a topical and pertinent educational issue. The series marks an important contribution to educational advancement of benefit to countries, agencies and organizations, within the Commonwealth and beyond.







    After Hong Kong

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    Some Key Trade Issues for Developing Countries

    ISBN: 9780850928389
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:164

    After the Hong Kong meetings in December 2005, what are the key trade and development issues that face developing countries in the closing stages of the Doha Round?

    Leading economic analysts, including Nobel laureate Joseph E Stiglitz, examine the detailed issues that developing country negotiators must understand. As always, the devil lies in the detail, and it is at the detailed level that the costs and benefits of trade agreements will be determined.

    Essential reading for policy makers, government officials, scholars and students interested in the making and conduct of international trade negotiations and policy. Ivan Mbirimi is an economic advisor in the Economic Affairs Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat.







    Agricultural Export Subsidies and Developing Countries' Interests

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    Economic Paper Series 68
    ISBN: 9780850928112
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:62

    A new impetus has been given to faltering WTO trade discussions by the recent EU mandate supporting the liberalisation of agricultural trade policies and removal of export subsidies on agricultural products, within an environment in which all countries start reforming their trade policies. Until now, discussions have centred on agriculture in general, rather than at specific commodity level.

    This paper rises to the challenge laid down by the EU in identifying the specific commodities for which developing countries would gain benefit in any subsequent reforms. Agricultural Export Subsidies and Developing Countries' Interests outlines the nature of export subsidies. It discusses the effect of reform on developing countries, indicating the scale of any changes.

    The policy implications of removing agricultural support in the EU are given and the consequences for net food exporting and importing countries examined. Finally, the paper considers the impact of EU agricultural policy reform on other policies, such as the Protocols of the Lome Convention.







    Agriculture in the Doha Round

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    Economic Paper Series 69
    ISBN: 9780850928129
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:124

    In 2003, the WTO Ministerial Meeting at Cancun failed to achieve any significant progress on the liberalisation of agricultural markets in developed or developing countries. If the present round of negotiations is to be successful, it must continue the momentum for reform achieved through the Uruguay Round.

    Agricultural liberalisation has the potential to deliver significantly improved welfare in both developed and developing countries. This report prepared for the Commonwealth Secretariat by the Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics, looks at the benefits of liberalisation and examines the closely interrelated use of the three pillars of domestic support, export subsidies and restrictions on market access in distorting world agricultural trade.

    It outlines the negotiating positions of the key players, and suggests possible areas for compromise and concessions in an attempt to drive forward reform crucial to a successful outcome.







    An Agenda for the Development Round of Trade Negotiations in the Aftermath of Cancun

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    ISBN: 9780850928013
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:120

    This Commonwealth report presents the pro-development priorities that it recommends should form the core of the Doha Round agreements and sets out the key steps required for a true development round agenda. In the aftermath of the failure of Cancun, there is a need to reassess the direction of global trade negotiations.

    This book argues that the Doha Round agenda was set by the special interests of advanced industrial countries to serve their own needs. The report takes a step back from the disputes and presents an alternative way forward for the Doha Round of trade negotiations, approaching the issues with a fresh eye.

    The authors call for a fundamental reform of the agenda and negotiating process which they see as a requirement if the Doha Round is to deliver on its promise to bring widespread benefits to developing countries. This report is by Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University and Andrew Charlton, Oxford University.







    An Annotated Bibliography on Gender in Secondary Education

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    Research from Selected Commonwealth Countries

    ISBN: 9780850928464
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:196

    This is a useful overview of research on gender and secondary schooling. - Journal of Research in International Education 2008 7: 116-117 This annotated bibliography brings together the currently available documentation on gender and education in five countries Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, India and Pakistan with special emphasis on secondary education.

    The bibliographies include both published and unpublished titles, from the United Nations, other multilateral agencies, NGOs, and research institutions. Where possible the location or source of the particular entry is identified to help readers source the original document.

    The volume should be useful for a range of users: researchers, policy makers, planners, teacher educators, government and non-government education managers, as well as activists.







    An Introduction to Law and Human Rights for Young People in the Commonwealth

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    ISBN: 9780850927245
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:94

    This title provides an overview of some of the key legal issues that affect youth in Commonwealth countries. The issues covered fall, directly or indirectly, within the scope of the Harare Commonwealth Declaration of 1991.







    Assessing the Playing Field

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    International Cooperation in Tax Information Exchange

    Economic Paper Series 77
    ISBN: 9780850928563
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:52

    Taxation is a significant factor in determining the global distribution of economic activity, particularly in the financial services sector, one of the most rapidly growing components of the global economy.

    The participation of small and developing countries in this sector depends on creating a level playing field between rich countries on the one hand, and small and developing countries on the other. It also requires mechanisms for removing the present and potential future discrimination against small and developing countries in this sector.

    Stoll-Davey analyses recent debates between the OECD and small and developing countries (represented through the International Trade and Investment Organisation), and suggests ways to ensure fairness in future international taxation matters.







    Beautiful But Costly

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    Business Costs in Small Remote Economies

    Economic Paper Series 67
    ISBN: 9780850928105
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:184

    Small countries have often argued that the interaction of factors such as diseconomies of small scale, hugh costs for imported inputs, the cost of isolatin and remoteness, and the costs of physical dispersion have hindered their ability to attract foreign investment in a globalised market.

    This publication is a study of the operating costs confronting the private sector in small economies, with the view to determine whether these act as a fundamental impediment to trade and investment. Is the private sector in these economies fundamentally disadvantaged in its preparations for globalisation because its costs are higher than in large ones?

    Further, are any of the detectable cost structure disadvantages the result of poor economic management and/or of fundamental structural characteristics?

    The outcome of the study offers a brief speculation on the tupe of policy interventions the international community could devise to assist those countries that face high costs structures by virtue of their inherent structural characteristics.







    Bibliography of Commonwealth Apiculture (beekeeping)

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    ISBN: 9780850927719
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback with CD-ROM
    Language:English
    Pagination:348

    This book lists just about everything that has been written on bees, the practical application of bee science, beekeeping and hive products for all the countries of the Commonwealth.

    Written alphabetically, this title offers the most comprehensive listing on the raising and care of bees for commercial or agricultural purposes within the Commonwealth ever.

    Includes a free CD-ROM.







    Biodiversity and Gender for Sustainable Development: Perspectives

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    Gender and Biodiversity Series
    ISBN: 9781901127300
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat and SFI Publishing
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:226

    Biodiversity and Gender for Sustainable Development: Perspectives, a sequel, provides an unprecedented insight into the two subject areas of biodiversity and gender. It looks at the subjects from the perspectives of a diverse group of country jurisdictions in Anglophone Sub-Saharan Africa.

    These various perspectives consider the Convention on Biological Diversity, which recognises the vital importance that women play in the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity and (...) the need for the full participation of women at all levels of policy-making and implementation for biological diversity conservation.

    This is notwithstanding the fact that both women and men have roles, rights, responsibilities and reciprocities that can be deployed to be mutually beneficial in ensuring equitable decision-making for the sustainable utilisation of biodiversity resources.

    The book is analytic and integrative in approach, instructive in presentation and perspective-specific on policy-related aspects of biodiversity and gender. It is targeted at environmentalists, natural resource scientists and environmental practitioners, including planners and policy makers on national environmental issues. Published with SFI Publishing.







    Boys Underachievement in Education

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    An Exploration in Selected Commonwealth Countries

    ISBN: 9780850928457
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:134

    Gender disparity in education has usually been experienced as disadvantaging girls. Now a new phenomenon of boys underachievement both in terms of participation and performance is appearing in a number of countries. This book reviews the research on boys underachievement and presents the arguments that have been put forward to understand its causes.

    The authors also present new studies from Australia, Jamaica, Lesotho and Samoa; and they use both the research and the evidence from the case studies to explore the causes and policy implications of this trend the first time a truly cross-regional approach has been applied to the issue.

    This book will interest all education policy makers and analysts concerned to ensure gender equality in school education.







    Breaking The Digital Divide

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    Implications For Developing Countries

    ISBN: 9780850926729
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat and SFI Publishing
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:168

    This book presents the results of an extensive study of the digital divide, the growth of the internet, online education, health informatics, the net and the economy, regulation of the internet and much more. It is well researched, informative and authoritative. Individuals, organizations and governments with a specialist interest in the transition to an information society and/or knowledge economy will find this book timely.

    Published with SFI Publishing.







    Breaking with Business as Usual

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    ISBN: 9780903850605
    Publisher:Commonwealth Foundation
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:130

    Provides a snapshot (as at 2005) of some of the issues and concerns shared by civil society organisations across the Commonwealth about current trends in progress towards the Millennium Development Goals.

    The report analyses progress and draws on reports by governments and civil society organisations. Breaking with Business as Usual examines the domestic and international policy environment as well as the resources available for meeting the Goals including crucially, the level of commitment shown by Commonwealth donor countries towards creating the necessary global environment in the areas of aid, trade and debt cancellation. A Commonwealth Foundation title







    Building the Economic Resilience of Small States

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    ISBN: 9789990949230
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat and the Islands and Small States Institute, Malta
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:304

    This book is an outcome of the research undertaken as a result of the growing collaboration between the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Islands and the Small States Institute of the University of Malta. The main message of the book is that appropriate macro-economic and micro-economic policies can, to an extent, mitigate the drawbacks of economic vulnerability.

    Several chapters in the book make the distinction between inherent and self-inflicted vulnerability.

    There is an attempt to clarify terms by associating vulnerability with inherent features such as economic exposure and export concentration, and resilience with man-made policies, including good governance. While it is important for small states to recognise and come to terms with inherent and permanent development handicaps, arising from small economic size, it is equally important that these countries adopt policy mesures which enable them to build their resilience to improve the standard of living of their population.

    This title covers 14 chapters, with an introduction by the editors and contributions by various authors. Published by the Islands and Small States Institute, Malta and the Commonwealth Secretariat.







    Business Guide to the World Trading System

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    ISBN: 9780850926217
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat and the International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:332

    This publication is a sequel to the highly successful Business Guide to the Uruguay Round. It provides an overview of achievements of the Uruguay Round and the legal system established by it and explains the role of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

    This edition contains updates on new developments which have taken place since 1996. It also contains a new section on the six trade-related subject areas: trade and environment, trade and investment, competition policy, transparency in government and procurement, trade facilitation and electronic commerce.

    A thorough understanding of the World Trading System is critical to increasing the competitiveness of enterprises in Commonwealth countries. This publication will be an essential tool to the international business community and will help business leaders to better understand the implications of the WTO Agreements and how to apply the various provisions and rules to their day-to-day business decisions.

    Published jointly by the International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO and the Commonwealth Secretariat.







    Chains of Fortune

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    Linking Women Producers and Workers with Global Markets

    ISBN: 9780850927986
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:220

    Globalisation opens up new economic opportunities if poor women producers and workers are enabled to take advantage of them. The need for assistance differs between independent producers on the one hand and wage workers in export industries on the other. In the former case, the need mainly is for increased access to global markets. In the latter case, the need mainly is for better organising so as to bargain for better wages and working conditions.

    This edited volume brings together six case studies. Three link local producers with global markets: a cocoa cooperative in Ghana; an organic coconut oil producer in Samoa; and small enterprises in Mozambique.

    Three focus on improving the working conditions of wage workers in global value chains: those in the fruit exporting industry in South Africa; those in the garment export industry in Bangladesh; and those in the newly created call centres in India. Each case study is written by a team of international and national researchers and aims to present decision makers with concrete examples which can spread the gains of globalisation to the working poor through shifting the balance of access, power and returns within global value chains.







    Citizens and Governance Toolkit

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    Creating change by making people's voices heard

    ISBN: 9780903850216
    Publisher:Commonwealth Foundation
    Binding:Spiralbound
    Language:English
    Pagination:130

    The Citizens and Governance Toolkit - print and CD package - draws on the lessons generated from learning projects and case studies supported under the Citizens and Governance Programme of the Commonwealth Foundation. It offers practical guidance on how to promote the participation of citizens in governance.

    Spiral bound with free CD this is a versatile and valuable resource for building inclusive governance. A Commonwealth Foundation title







    Citizens Education for Good Governance

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    Citizens Education Action Learning (CEAL) Guide

    ISBN: 9780903850704
    Publisher:Commonwealth Foundation
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:194

    This Citizens Education Action Learning Guide was produced to complement the Commonwealth Foundations Citizen and Governance Toolkit, drawing on information in the Toolkit and elsewhere, making it more accessible for trainers by creating widely applicable learning modules.

    The CEAL guide provides activities and processes for the facilitator to help develop knowledge and skills and to involve citizens as active participants in the process of governance. A Commonwealth Foundation title.







    Citizenship Education in Small States: Guyana

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    Commonwealth Case Studies in Citizenship Education Series
    ISBN: 9780850927313
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat in collaboration with the Ministry of Education of Guyana
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:48

    Identity and diversity in all its forms present major challenges to countries seeking to best equip citizens with the skills to participate effectively in their diverse societies. The project on Citizenship education in the Commonwealth is one of the follow-up activities being undertaken by the Commonwealth Secretariat in response to a mandate from Commonwealth Heads of Government and Ministers of Education.

    It is a component of the Secretariats education programme, examining how values are transmitted in society. These books focus on the outcomes of this project in the respective countries, providing valuable insights into the strengthening of values in a society. They set out the strategies and actions needed to support small states wishing to promote the values of good citizenship.

    Commonwealth Secretariat in collaboration with the Ministry of Education of Guyana.







    Citizenship Education in Small States: Trinidad and Tobago

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    Commonwealth Case Studies in Citizenship Education Series
    ISBN: 9780850927306
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat in collaboration with the Ministry of Education of Trinidad and Tobago
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:46

    Identity and diversity in all its forms present major challenges to countries seeking to best equip citizens with the skills to participate effectively in their diverse societies. The project on Citizenship education in the Commonwealth is one of the follow-up activities being undertaken by the Commonwealth Secretariat in response to a mandate from Commonwealth Heads of Government and Ministers of Education.

    It is a component of the Secretariats education programme, examining how values are transmitted in society. These books focus on the outcomes of this project in the respective countries, providing valuable insights into the strengthening of values in a society. They set out the strategies and actions needed to support small states wishing to promote the values of good citizenship.

    Commonwealth Secretariat in collaboration with the Ministry of Education of Trinidad and Tobago.







    Civil Paths to Peace

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    Report of the Commonwealth Commission on Respect and Understanding

    ISBN: 9780850928709
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:96

    Civil Paths to Peace contains the analyses and findings of the Commonwealth Commission on Respect and Understanding, established in response to the 2005 request of Commonwealth Heads of Government for the Commonwealth Secretary-General to explore initiatives to promote mutual understanding and respect among all faiths and communities in the Commonwealth.

    This report focuses particularly on the issues of terrorism, extremism, conflict and violence, which are much in ascendancy and afflict Commonwealth countries as well as the rest of the world. It argues that cultivating respect and understanding is both important in itself and consequential in reducing violence and terrorism.

    It further argues that cultivated violence is generated through fomenting disrespect and fostering confrontational misunderstandings. The report looks at the mechanisms through which violence is cultivated through advocacy and recruitment, and the pre-existing inequalities, deprivations and humiliations on which those advocacies draw.

    These diagnoses also clear the way for methods of countering disaffection and violence. In various chapters the different connections are explored and examined to yield general policy recommendations. Accepting diversity, respecting all human beings, and understanding the richness of perspectives that people have are of great relevance for all Commonwealth countries, and for its 1.8 billion people.

    They are also importance for the rest of the world. The civil paths to peace are presented here for use both inside the Commonwealth and beyond its boundaries. The Commonwealth has survived and flourished, despite the hostilities associated with past colonial history, through the use of a number of far-sighted guiding principles. The Commission argues that those principles have continuing relevance today for the future of the Commonwealth and also for the world at large.







    Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

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    A Model of Best Practice for the Financial Sector, the Professions and other Designated Businesses
    (Second Edition)

    ISBN: 9780850928426
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:190

    Money laundering is a world-wide problem involving hundreds of billions of dollars that are laundered through the international financial institutions. With increasing globalisation and liberalisation of financial systems, countries are becoming more vulnerable to the risks of money laundering and its contagious effects.

    This revised model of Commonwealth best practice takes into account the '40 Recommendations' of the International Financial Action Task Force (FATF) from 1990, as revised in 2003, as well as September 2001 attacks.

    The first part of the book deals with global issues, strategies and standards; the second with national issues, and in particular, national strategy formulation; and the third with financial and professional sector procedures. Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing will be helpful to policy-makers, regulators, financial institutions, the professions and other designated businesses in their efforts to develop and implement national systems that comply with global standards.







    Commodity Prices, Aid and Debt

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    Implications for LDCs, Small Vulnerable States and HIPCs

    Economic Paper Series 72
    ISBN: 9780850928204
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:164

    This study reveals the extent of persistent downward trends in commodity prices on least developed countries (LDCs), small vulnerable states (SVSs) and heavily indebted countries (HIPCs) and proposes a Joint Diversification Scheme exclusively for export diversification schemes in the commodity-dependent poor countries.

    The report also proposes and outlines the establishment of a Joint Diversification Fund, in addition to regular aid flows as a long-term solution.







    Commonwealth Education Partnerships 2011/12

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    ISBN:9780956306067
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination: 256

    Commonwealth Education Partnerships is the essential overview of education in the Commonwealth. As Commonwealth ministries of education and higher education prepare for the 18th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (Mauritius, 2012), this years edition of Commonwealth Education Partnerships looks at progress towards Education For All and Millennium Development Goals.







    Commonwealth Finance Ministers Reference Report 2007

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    ISBN: 9780955440823
    Publisher:Henley Media Group for the Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:116

    The Commonwealth Finance Ministers Reference Report is an annual publication providing Commonwealth Finance Ministers with a central source of information regarding macro- and micro- financial issues and trade relations that affect Commonwealth nations.

    It includes case studies of successful projects with transferable solutions, articles on the key issues discussed at the Finance Ministers Meeting and in-depth analyses from economic experts within the financial community. This volume was produced for the Finance Ministers Meeting in Guyana, held on 15-17 October 2007.

    Henley Media Group for the Commonwealth Secretariat.







    Commonwealth Guidelines for the Treatment of Victims of Crime

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    Best Practice Series

    ISBN: 9780850927252
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:40

    Victims of crime are sometimes overlooked when consideration is given to reforming the criminal justice system of Commonwealth countries. This leads to the incorrect perception that criminals have more rights than victims. It detrimentally affects the public perception and support for fundamental human rights provisions in the law, especially those dealing with the rights to a free trial.

    It also erodes confidence in the judiciary and justice systems. The United Nations Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power defines victims as persons who have suffered harm including physical or mental injury, emotional suffering, economic loss or substantial impairment of their fundamental rights through acts or omissions in violation of criminal laws operative in domestic legislation. This publication sets out best practices and guidelines of dealing with those victims at various stages in the criminal justice systems in the Commonwealth, including the role of police, prosecutors and courts.

    It also looks at issues of compensation and restitution for victims of crime. The Expert group consisted of experts drawn from across the Commonwealth.







    Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Reference Report 2007

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    ISBN: 9780955440830
    Publisher:Henley Media Group for the Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:216

    The official book of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), held in Kampala in November 2007. This bi-annual publication is written by Commonwealth experts and presents current thought and pertinent analysis on Commonwealth issues and challenges. In-depth articles and case studies focus on topical issues, including the theme of the 2007 meeting: Transforming Commonwealth Societies to achieve political, economic and human development. Some of the issues discussed include the recommendations of the Respect and Understanding Commission, Commonwealth membership, climate change, and the Commonwealth Connects initiative to bridge the digital divide.

    It is published with the ultimate goal of strengthening co-operation between government and business and facilitating the efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

    Henley Media Group for the Commonwealth Secretariat.







    Commonwealth Health Ministers Book 2007

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    ISBN: 9780955440816
    Publisher:Henley Media Group for the Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:280

    The Commonwealth Health Ministers Book is published for the Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting that takes place in May of each year. It provides Health Ministers with a central source of information regarding health priorities, with key themes following those of the Meeting.

    The reference book includes articles from eminent authors on topical subject areas. Henley Media Group for the Commonwealth Secretariat.







    Commonwealth Health Ministers Book 2008

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    ISBN: 9780955440861
    Publisher:Henley Media Group for the Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:300

    E-health, the application of information and communication technologies to the health sector, offers the potential for huge benefits for hard-pressed health services at the country level, but remains a topic about which there are still many more questions than answers.

    E-Health: The Commonwealth Health Ministers Book 2008 includes contributions from many of the worlds leading experts on e-health issues, the theme of the 2008 Health Ministers Meeting. It also presents a number of unique country reviews of e-health initiatives from around the Commonwealth, unavailable elsewhere.

    The Commonwealth Health Ministers Book provides Health Ministers and senior officials in health ministries with a central source of information regarding current health priorities, as seen by health experts within the Commonwealth Secretariat.It also contains information on other ongoing health priorities, around work to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

    Henley Media Group for the Commonwealth Secretariat.







    Commonwealth Health Partnerships 2012

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    ISBN:9781908609014
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination: 330

    Commonwealth Health Partnerships is the essential overview of health in the Commonwealth. Launched at the annual Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting, the publication provides a guide to current issues in public health for ministers and senior officials. Reflecting the theme of CHMM 2012, Commonwealth Health Partnerships 2012 focuses on the linkages between non-communicable and communicable diseases, with analysis from leading experts on the specific challenges in this emerging field.

    Chapters include:
    Building capacity in public health systems
    Financing integrated services
    Social & cultural determinants
    Regional perspectives
    Unexpected links

    Commonwealth Health Partnerships 2012 also includes extensive health profiles and statistics on the 54 Commonwealth member countries, incorporating the latest research on non-communicable and communicable diseases.







    Commonwealth Local Government Handbook 2007

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    ISBN: 9780955544712
    Publisher:Publications UK Ltd on behalf of the Commonwealth Local Government Forum
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:270

    This sixth edition of the Commonwealth Local Government Handbook covers all fifty-three countries of the Commonwealth, thus comprising a complete reference book. It is published annually, updated and revised each year.

    It gives full country profiles of the local government systems in these countries, describing how local government is organised, local government structures, election systems, legislation, service responsibilities, funding, e-government, relationships with central government and forthcoming reforms in each country. The profiles are arranged in a format that allows easy comparison from country to country.

    It also includes a preface from Mayor Robert Montague, Chairperson of the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF), a foreword from Carl Wright, CLGF Secretary-General, and messages from Phil Woolas, Minister for Local Government of the UK, and Don McKinnon, Commonwealth Secretary-General.

    Published by Publications UK Ltd on behalf of the Commonwealth Local Government Forum.







    Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book 2008

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    ISBN: 9780955440847
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:270

    The Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book is an essential source of information on key aspects of policy issues for all Commonwealth ministers, from trade to transport. It includes articles, case studies, partnership initiatives, interviews and reports that inform and educate ministers, regarding opportunity and potential in the Commonwealth.

    It also includes contact information for all Commonwealth ministers, with 40 pages of minister and relevant ministry contact details listed. This is an essential publication for ministries, government officials and libraries.







    Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book 2012

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    ISBN: 9780957043220
    Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination: 340

    The Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book is an essential source of information on key aspects of policy issues for all Commonwealth Ministers, from trade to transport. It includes over 40 articles covering a range of topics with opinion pieces, case studies and transferable solutions written by multi-sectoral authors from across the globe.

    A set of Ministerial Briefings at the front of the book provide short updates on key issues of concern to all Ministers, whatever their particular portfolio. They include a variety of papers from promoting good governance in the Commonwealth to advice on peace building and conflict resolution.

    The Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book also includes a directory of all Commonwealth Ministers, with over 1,000 Minister and relevant ministry contact details listed. This is an essential publication for ministries, government officials and organisations wishing to do business with Commonwealth governments.







    Commonwealth Model National Plan of Action on Human Rights

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    ISBN: 9780850928693
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:64

    While many countries seek to improve their capacity to protect and promote human rights in accordance with constitutional imperatives and Commonwealth values, they often lack a clear roadmap on how to do so. Currently, there is no single and easy-to-use model which Commonwealth countries can use as a basis for planning the process. This guide will particularly useful for those in smaller countries who wish to develop a human rights plan.

    The action plan makes three key points: first that full public participation in the development of a national action plan is key to a successful outcome, secondly that putting the plan into operation need not mean adding another bureaucratic layer to government, and thirdly that the model is a model only, and not intended to be prescriptive.







    Commonwealth Small States

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    Issues and Prospects

    ISBN: 9780850928495
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:328

    Small states face unique challenges as they adapt to the demands of an increasingly global economy. This publication, produced with the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, surveys the range of challenges facing small states, including environmental and trade issues, economic problems, the particular challenges facing small states in development, education, and governance, and the issue of regionalism.

    The book provides policy makers and parliamentarians worldwide with a detailed insight into how these issues uniquely impact upon small states, and offers recommendations on how to strengthen their capacity to exploit the new opportunities and challenges arising from globalisation.







    Comparative Study on Mandates of National Human Rights Institutions in the Commonwealth

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    ISBN: 9780850928679
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:148

    This is the first Commonwealth-wide comparative study of national human rights institutions (NHRIs), and is designed to help everyone interested in establishing and developing NHRIs to improve their effectiveness. The study looks at the international framework for the protection of human rights, and the historical and political background to the establishment of NHRIs and ombudsman offices.

    The individual mandates of various institutions are considered, looking at them region by region. Finally, the study compares the normative framework and mandates of the NHRIs are analysed, comparing what NHRIs are empowered to do and what they are doing in practice, though value judgements as to the merits and demerits of individual named institutions are avoided.

    Rather than provide a detailed theoretical analysis, the study concentrates on helping practitioners and policy-makers improve the working of NHRIs in practice, and will be a useful tool both to the institutions themselves and to all those who wish to support them.







    Compendium of Election Laws, Practices and Cases of Selected Commonwealth Countries - Volume 1, Part 1

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    ISBN: 9780850924633
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Hardback
    Language:English
    Pagination:798

    The first volume presents the constitutional provisions and election laws of a number of selected Commonwealth countries in a user-friendly way, aiming to stimulate wider discussions about the available options.

    In order to make comparative analyses easier, wherever possible each legislative scheme is presented in a common format, highlighting those features which are considered to be a part of the essential framework of that scheme. This compendium is not a mere collection of election laws.

    The form of the presentation of each legislative scheme (which at times takes account of procedures and practice guidelines) focuses on the organisation and conduct of elections for the National Assembly (by whatever name called in the country concerned).

    In a few cases presidential elections and elections to the Upper House are presented where the procedures therefore are considered appropriate for noting.







    Compendium of Election Laws, Practices and Cases of Selected Commonwealth Countries - Volume 1, Part 2

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    ISBN: 9780850925425
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Hardback
    Language:English
    Pagination:796

    The first volume presents the constitutional provisions and election laws of a number of selected Commonwealth countries in a user-friendly way, aiming to stimulate wider discussions about the available options. In order to make comparative analyses easier, wherever possible each legislative scheme is presented in a common format, highlighting those features which are considered to be a part of the essential framework of that scheme.

    This compendium is not a mere collection of election laws. The form of the presentation of each legislative scheme (which at times takes account of procedures and practice guidelines) focuses on the organisation and conduct of elections for the National Assembly (by whatever name called in the country concerned).

    In a few cases presidential elections and elections to the Upper House are presented where the procedures therefore are considered appropriate for noting.







    Compendium of Election Laws, Practices and Cases of Selected Commonwealth Countries - Volume 2, Part 1

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    ISBN: 9780850925333
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Hardback
    Language:English
    Pagination:540

    Volume 2 deals with actual election cases, grouped by subject.

    Each of the two parts contains five themes.
    • Theme 1 Election Management Bodies
    • Theme 2 Electoral Boundaries
    • Theme 3 Registration of Voters
    • Theme 4 Nomination of Candidates
    • Theme 5 Voting
    • Theme 6 Election Irregularities
    • Theme 7 Political Parties
    • Theme 8 Election Expenses
    • Theme 9 The Media
    • Theme 10 Miscellaneous







    Compendium of Election Laws, Practices and Cases of Selected Commonwealth Countries - Volume 2, Part 2

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    ISBN: 9780850925753
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Hardback
    Language:English
    Pagination:503

    Volume 2 deals with actual election cases, grouped by subject.

    Each of the two parts contains five themes.
    • Theme 1 Election Management Bodies
    • Theme 2 Electoral Boundaries
    • Theme 3 Registration of Voters
    • Theme 4 Nomination of Candidates
    • Theme 5 Voting
    • Theme 6 Election Irregularities
    • Theme 7 Political Parties
    • Theme 8 Election Expenses
    • Theme 9 The Media
    • Theme 10 Miscellaneous







    Competing With the Best

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    Competing With the Best

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    Good Human Resource Practices in Caribbean Tourism

    ISBN: 9780850928075
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Spiralbound
    Language:English
    Pagination:92

    This handbook is one of the outputs from a programme of technical assistance provided by the Special Advisory Services Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat to the Caribbean Tourism Organisation, to assist the Caribbean region to improve the quality of its tourism product.

    The handbook provides helpful tips and resources on how to find, train, manage and retain good employees.

    It profiles valuable approaches that can be adopted or adapted in other Caribbean tourism businesses and organisations, many of which will also be relevant in other parts of the Commonwealth.







    Composing a New Song

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    Stories of Empowerment from Africa

    NGO Experiences From The Regions Series
    ISBN: 9781779220158
    Publisher:Commonwealth Foundation in association with Weaver Press, Harare, and Fountain Publishers, Kampala
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:204

    Independent African countries have faced many challenges on the road to economic and social development. The heritage of colonialism has weighed heavy on their shoulders, and the promises of post-colonialism have not always been fulfilled.

    The nature and trajectory of the development project is determined, in large part, by governments. Where they have been limited in - or neglectful of - their capacity to improve the lives of their people, non-government organisations have been quick to respond. Composing a New Song comprises portraits of five such NGOs, from Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

    Each was spurred by a moral concern for those sectors of society that were marginalised or ignored completely, by the march of mainstream development, but each has chosen its own route, its own tactics and its own methods.

    These stories, told by founders and senior managers of the organisations, offer a rare insight into personal motivations, social reactions and political choices - indeed, the real world of development, one that is too often glossed over by more orthodox texts.

    Published by the Commonwealth Foundation in association with Weaver Press, Harare, and Fountain Publishers, Kampala.







    Contingent Liability Management

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    A Study on India

    Debt Management Series 2
    ISBN: 9780850927092
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:84

    The sharp increase in the contingent liabilities of many countries in recent years and the change in the nature of the financial burden of the fiscal authorities have been primarily attributed to the transformation of the role of the state from a supplier of certain services to a facilitator, where the state extends guarantee to the private sector for providing services.

    Contingent liabilities featured prominently in the recent Asian crisis and stressed the need for countries to develop a framework to monitor these liabilities. However, despite the need to quantify contingent liabilities as a way of avoiding financial crisis, very few countries have developed a framework to monitor these liabilities.

    This report focuses on some of the issues germane to the identification, monitoring and valuation of external-sector related contingent liabilities. By focusing mostly on externalsector related contingent liabilities that involve possible financial transactions with nonresidents in India, it develops a useful framework for use by other countries.







    Coping with HIV/AIDS in Education

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    Case Studies of Kenya and Tanzania

    Commonwealth Case Studies in Education Series
    ISBN: 9780850926675
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:84

    The case study districts selected in these two countries are among the areas with the highest HIV/AIDS infections. The analysis of AIDS programmes and their effectiveness has been undertaken at both district and national level. This book clearly demonstrates how HIV/AIDS is affecting pupils, teachers, parents, the curriculum and resources.

    It will be an invaluable source of reference for ministries of education and other decision-makers in monitoring their own anti-HIV/AIDS programmes. The Commonwealths educational work promotes the exchange of experiences and good practice in the field of education. Commonwealth Case Studies in Education is a series of key papers focusing on innovations and challenges in education.

    Each case study presents a concise analysis of a topical and pertinent educational issue. The series marks an important contribution to educational advancement of benefit to countries, agencies and organizations, within the Commonwealth and beyond.







    Credit Management for Poverty Alleviation

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    Women and Entrepreneurship Series
    ISBN: 9781901127317
    Publisher:SFI Publishing
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:170

    Credit Management for Poverty Alleviation centres on poverty endured by women in developing countries and how this can be alleviated. According to the United Nations Development Fund for Women, of the absolute poor today, over seventy per cent are women. Women earn only ten per cent of the worlds income and own less than ten per cent of the worlds property.

    This publication focuses on the need for smaller enterprises to more effectively reduce poverty and the hardships placed on women in developing countries and therefore help in the part-realisation of the millennium development goals. This publication is divided in to two parts.

    The first half focuses on thematic perspectives and ideas, offering models of credit management for poverty alleviation and financial analysis of credit projects, their viability and suitability. The second half offers different perspectives from nineteen countries in Commonwealth Africa in order that they may provide valuable examples of poverty alleviation under very different circumstances.

    his publication discusses the justification and vital need for access to credit and effective credit schemes that are sustainable for the disadvantaged woman especially those in sparsely populated areas.

    This book should provide a long-standing knowledge and skills resource for trainers and policy makers as well as planners and strategists in the management of credit schemes for poverty alleviation. This is valuable information for entrepreneurs in sub-Saharan Africa, in particular, and the developing world in general.

    Published by SFI Publishing and distributed by the Commonwealth Secretariat.







    Current Good Practices and New Developments in Public Sector Service Management

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    ISBN: 9780850927122
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:372

    This is an update to the 1996 portfolio and continues to provide a framework for building and sustaining effective public service organisations, based on current good practice and the wide experience of senior public sector managers throughout the Commonwealth.

    The second edition contains much of the original material, now up-dated together with several new sections. The Portfolio update is designed to be used as a companion resource to the Public Service Country Profiles which, together, can be used as a basis for benchmarking to compare activities and best practices across different national settings.







    Debt Management in a Liberalising Environment

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    ISBN: 9780850926576
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:96

    This publication covers the topics discussed at a workshop, held in February 2000, which brought together delegates from a number of countries and international institutions. They looked at various topical issues debt managers will have to deal with as more and more countries embrace globalisation.

    The book also includes a section on how CD-DRMS 2000+ will help debt managers to handle these new challenges.

    Due to publish June 2008







    Declining Agricultural Commodity Prices

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    Productivity Gain or Immiserising Growth?

    Economic Paper Series 74
    ISBN: 9780850928341
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:88

    What are the best strategic options for developing country governments to improve rural living standards through agricultural growth? Tropical commodities such as coffee, sugar and rice are experiencing a long-term decline in prices.

    This presents a particular problem for producers, since these commodities have traditionally formed the core of agricultural exports of most developing countries since the 1960s. The European Commission has argued comfortingly that declining prices are driven mainly by productivity gains, but the analysis presented here suggests otherwise.

    Instead the authors find evidence that the difference in productivity levels between countries is increasing, with some falling further and further behind. Diversification into higher value-adding agricultural industries will be difficult without dramatic improvements to rural infrastructure and institutional support. Since these improvements are unlikely to be achieved, the authors conclude that the major objective for agricultural producers in developing countries must remain productivity gains in existing commodity industries.







    Designing Performance Appraisals

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    Assessing Needs and Designing Performance Management Systems in the Public Sector

    Managing the Public Service: Strategies for Improvement Series
    ISBN: 9780850926309
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:170

    Many organisations in public service are under pressure to improve their performance and achieve set goals and objectives. Through case studies in Barbados, Samoa and Tonga this book shows how to measure performance in the delivery of service to the public.

    It shows how to conduct a needs assessment in the ministries, how to design an appropriate appraisal system, how to train the people who will be using it, and how to integrate it into the public service machinery.

    A valuable contribution to what is a critical ongoing debate about public service performance and good governance. - Pacific Economic Bulletin







    Developing a Professional Teaching Service

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    ISBN: 9780850926170
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:36

    This book initiates a debate on how governments, especially in developing nations, can best enlist the expertise of people with an involvement (or interest) in educating the youth of the nation.

    It is directed at Ministers and Permanent Secretaries, policy makers and people in industry, commerce, tertiary education and teachers. Published with the Association for the Development of Education in Africa.







    Developing Human Rights Jurisprudence, Volume 1

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    First Judicial Colloquium on the Domestic Application of International Human Rights Norms: Bangalore, India, 24-26 February 1988

    Developing Human Rights Jurisprudence Series 1
    ISBN: 9780850923292
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:264

    One of an eight-volume series recording the development of international jurisprudence in human rights issues and, in particular, the domestic application of international human rights norms.







    Developing Human Rights Jurisprudence, Volume 2

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    Second Judicial Colloquium on the Domestic Application of International Human Rights Norms: Harare, Zimbabwe, 19-22 April 1989

    Developing Human Rights Jurisprudence Series 2
    ISBN: 9780850923490
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:178

    One of an eight-volume series recording the development of international jurisprudence in human rights issues and, in particular, the domestic application of international human rights norms.







    Developing Human Rights Jurisprudence, Volume 3

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    Third Judicial Colloquium on the Domestic Application of International Human Rights Norms: Banjul, The Gambia, 7-9 November 1990

    Developing Human Rights Jurisprudence Series 3
    ISBN: 9780850923681
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:156

    One of an eight-volume series recording the development of international jurisprudence in human rights issues and, in particular, the domestic application of international human rights norms.







    Developing Human Rights Jurisprudence, Volume 4

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    Fourth Judicial Colloquium on the Domestic Application of International Human Rights Norms: Abuja, Nigeria, 9-11 December 1991

    Developing Human Rights Jurisprudence Series 4
    ISBN: 9780850923896
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:280

    One of an eight-volume series recording the development of international jurisprudence in human rights issues and, in particular, the domestic application of international human rights norms.







    Developing Human Rights Jurisprudence, Volume 5

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    Fifth Judicial Colloquium on the Domestic Application of International Human Rights Norms: Balliol College - Oxford, UK, 21-23 September 1992

    Developing Human Rights Jurisprudence Series 5
    ISBN: 9780850923964
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:180

    One of an eight-volume series recording the development of international jurisprudence in human rights issues and, in particular, the domestic application of international human rights norms.







    Developing Human Rights Jurisprudence, Volume 6

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    Sixth Judicial Colloquium on the Domestic Application of International Human Rights Norms: Bloemfontein, South Africa, 3-5 September 1993

    Developing Human Rights Jurisprudence Series 6
    ISBN: 9780850924190
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:216

    One of an eight-volume series recording the development of international jurisprudence in human rights issues and, in particular, the domestic application of international human rights norms.







    Developing Human Rights Jurisprudence, Volume 7

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    Seventh Judicial Colloquium on the Domestic Application of International Human Rights Norms: Georgetown, Guyana, 3-5 September 1996

    Developing Human Rights Jurisprudence Series 7
    ISBN: 9780850925623
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:238

    One of an eight-volume series recording the development of international jurisprudence in human rights issues and, in particular, the domestic application of international human rights norms.







    Developing Human Rights Jurisprudence, Volume 8

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    Eighth Judicial Colloquium on the Domestic Application of International Human Rights Norms: Bangalore, India, 27-30 December 1998

    Developing Human Rights Jurisprudence Series 8
    ISBN: 9780850927108
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:272

    One of an eight-volume series recording the development of international jurisprudence in human rights issues and, in particular, the domestic application of international human rights norms. This publication presents the papers delivered at the Eighth Judicial Colloquium on The Domestic Application of International Human Rights Norms. Contributors are primarily Judges and office of human rights tribunals. The Colloquium was organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat and Interights.







    Double-shift Schooling (Third Edition)

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    Design and Operation for Cost-effectiveness

    ISBN: 9780850928549
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:96

    Double-shift schooling primarily aims to extend access and minimise unit costs. However, some systems only achieve those goals at the expense of educational quality. Policy-makers may be faced by difficult choices when designing systems. Drawing on experiences in a wide range of countries, this book highlights the advantages and problems of double-shift systems.

    Comparison is made with single-shift systems, and also with systems having triple or even quadruple shifts. The book will be useful both for national and regional policy-makers, and for headteachers and others responsible for running double-shift schools.

    This is the third edition of a book first published in 1989 and updated in 2000.







    Early Childhood Education

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    Good Practice in Achieving Universal Primary Education

    Quality UPE Good Practice Series
    ISBN: 9780850928068
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:44

    Universal Primary Education is one of the focuses of the Commonwealth's education programme 2003-2006. A quality early childhood education system offering quality learning opportunities for children is the foundation for all other levels of schooling. Research reinforces the view that children who receive appropriate early childhood education are less likely to repeat grades and to drop out of school at a later stage.

    This is the first in a series of publications on Good and Promising Practices in Achieving Universal Primary Education (UPE) being produced by the Commonwealth Secretariat's Education Section in conjunction with Ministries of Education and civil society partners.







    Economic Vulnerability and Resilience of Small States

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    ISBN: 9789990949223
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat and the Islands and Small States Institute, Malta
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:480

    The main message of this book is that good governance and appropriate macroeconomic policies in a small state can, to an extent, mitigate the drawbacks of economic vulnerability. Many chapters in the book make the distinction between inherent and self-inflicted vulnerability.

    There is an attempt to clarify terms by associating vulnerability with inherent features such as economic exposure and export concentration, and resilience with man-made policies, including good governance. This distinction, though somewhat arbitrary, may be a useful analytical tool for formulating development policy.
    While it is important for small states to improve their awareness of, and come to terms with, inherent and permanent development handicaps arising from small economic size, it is equally important that these countries adopt policy measures which enable them to build their resilience to improve the standard of living of their population.

    Resilience building is not costless, and it is particularly burdensome on small states, the vast majority of which have very limited resource endowments and cannot spread overhead costs over a large population. Some chapters of the book therefore recognise the importance of support from the international donor community in this regard.

    Published by the Islands and Small States Institute, Malta and the Commonwealth Secretariat.







    Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Practice

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    The Role of Judges in Implementing Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

    ISBN: 9781869940270
    Publisher:Interights
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:142

    This book examines the record of jurisdictions in which attempts have been made at judicial enforcement of economic, social and cultural rights. Contributions provide insights into the methods, specificity, and limits of judicial enforcement. They explore the interdependence of civil and political rights and economic, social and cultural rights, and the permeation of the latter into interpretations of the former.

    The judicial approach now tends to the view that not only are both types of rights essential for human dignity, but also that economic, social and cultural rights, when not directly enforceable as such, help to elaborate civil and political rights.

    Published by Interights.







    Education in the Commonwealth

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    The First Forty Years

    ISBN: 9780850926927
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:204

    This book explores the changes and developments which have affected education within the Commonwealth over the years. As the Secretary-General notes: The Commonwealth has a strong record and tradition of co-operation in education, encompassing articulation of values, exchange of ideas and direct learning from each other, This book is a reminder of that record and tradition and offers a refreshing kaleidoscope of Commonwealth educational action.







    Effective Domestic Debt Management in Developing Countries

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    Debt Management Series 1
    ISBN: 9780850925814
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:62

    The management of domestic debt is becoming a major policy issue in many Commonwealth countries. As part of its advisory service in debt and resource management, the Commonwealth Secretariat has held three workshops on Effective Domestic Debt Management; one for the Caribbean region, one for the Asia/Pacific region and one for African countries.

    Their object was to help developing Commonwealth countries to manage their debt more effectively by discussing the issues involved and learning from each others experience. This report is a compendium of the discussions and papers read at these workshops.







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    The Citizen in Public Sector Reform

    Managing the Public Service: Strategies for Improvement Series 13
    ISBN: 9780850926491
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:64

    One of the key ideas in current public sector reforms is that of citizens as customers. To this end, various market-oriented measures, privatisation of government enterprises and new performance management approaches have been introduced in addition to traditional consumer protection mechanisms to promote genuine empowerment of the customer.

    This publication explores some of these recent strategies based on Commonwealth best practice. It presents guidelines on developing clients charters, setting appropriate standards for public services, and meeting the expectations of the socially deprived. The public sector is of course remarkably different from business, and not easily amenable to the conditions of a perfect market environment.

    The publication addresses some of the implications of this issue for the implementation of the new management theory. It provides hands-on materials and policy ideas for governments, practitioners and experts.







    Engendering Budgets

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    A Practitioners' Guide to Understanding and Implementing Gender-responsive Budgets

    New Gender Mainstreaming Series on Development Issues
    ISBN: 9780850927351
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:100

    The gender responsive budget programme is now a well-established initiative from the Commonwealth Secretariat, attracting considerable interest among governments, civil society and development agencies keen to participate in the programme.

    Work on gender responsive budget initiatives has already taken place in over twenty Commonwealth countries. This sourcebook will be of particular use to practitioners, researchers, government officials and NGOs.







    Evaluation of the Terms of Accession to the World Trade Organization

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    A Comparative Assessment of Services and Goods Sector Commitments by WTO Members and Acceding Countries

    Economic Paper Series 73
    ISBN: 9780850928327
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:78

    The relevant provisions for accession to the WTO do not provide an adequate legal basis for the process. Its inherent flaws have resulted in demands on acceding countries which are invariably onerous and bear little or no relation to their size, significance or development status.

    This book uses econometric tools to conduct a comparative assessment of commitments in the goods and services sectors. For the services sector, the authors find that at all three levels of services classification the commitments of post-Uruguay Round acceding countries far exceed those of their WTO member counterparts. In the goods sector, apart from the much greater binding coverage rate, the bound tariff rate for acceding countries is much lower than their WTO member counterparts.

    The book also provides country specific commitment comparisons after controlling for the level of economic development of the countries. In conclusion, the authors make brief recommendations for reform of the process of accession, in light of the costs incurred by applicant countries in the process.







    Fighting Corruption, Promoting Good Governance

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    ISBN: 9780850926446
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:64

    This publication presents a framework for Commonwealth Principles on Promoting Good Governance and Combating Corruption. It was endorsed by Heads of Government at their Summit in Durban in 1999 as the basis for pursuing concerted strategies based on zero tolerance for all types of corruption at national and global levels. This publication includes the full report of the Expert Group.

    It examines the nature of corruption and its different dimensions as well as appropriate responses to the problems it poses. The book proposes actions at national and international levels which the Group sees as being necessary if countries are to successfully combat corruption and promote good governance.







    Finance for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Caribbean

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    Economic Paper Series 76
    ISBN: 9780850928433
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:110

    Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are seen as the engine of economic growth and employment creation in the Caribbean, as in other parts of the world. This study explores the difficulties such enterprises have in accessing long-term financing and how these could be overcome. The book reports the results of a survey of SMEs from ten Caribbean countries, and a parallel study of lending institutions that might be expected to offer finance to SMEs.

    The author offers a commentary on the differing perspectives of SMEs and lenders to the problem of finding affordable long-term financing, and suggests policy options for improving access to finance for this sector.







    Financing Gender Equality

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    Commonwealth Perspectives 2007

    ISBN: 9780954962968
    Publisher:Nexus Strategic Partnerships for the Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:270

    This reference book for Gender Ministers provides an account of the achievements in promoting gender equality and records the advances made by women from the mid-1990s to 2007. As the official publication of the Eighth Conference of Commonwealth Womens Affairs Ministers, the 2007 edition covers both the current trends in gender and the main themes of the conference, financing gender equality for development and democracy.

    The publication also highlights the work of the 53 member countries and partner organisations across the Commonwealth. The country profiles will enable policy-makers, development practitioners and partner organisations to build on achievements and learn from the challenges encountered.

    Nexus Strategic Partnerships for the Commonwealth Secretariat.







    Financing Local Government

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    Commonwealth Secretariat Local Government Reform Series
    ISBN: 9780850928532
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:164

    Decentralisation is now taking place in the public administrations of most countries of the world. A critical determinant of the effective performance of local governments is finance their ability to both mobilise financial resources and to use those resources effectively and efficiently. This book explores the variety of methods used to ensure that fiscal decentralisation takes place alongside administrative decentralisation.

    It considers the range of revenue sources available, the design systems of intergovernmental transfers between central and local government, and the kinds of rules and procedures necessary to ensure that local governments use their financial resources appropriately.

    The experiences described in this book will help local government managers, and national policy-makers charged with local government finance issues, to ensure that they follow good practice in their own programmes of local government reform.







    Freedom of Expression, Association and Assembly

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    Best Practice Series
    ISBN: 9780850927221
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:42

    Freedom of expression, assembly and association are part of the constituent elements necessary for the establishment of democratic societies. They encompass the essential rights inherent in a democracy to establish and participate in political parties, trade unions and non-governmental organizations as well as freedom of the media. The right to demonstrate and protest forms an essential part of these rights.

    This publications considers factors which hinder the enjoyment of these rights and posits guidelines to overcome these hindrances. It examines the fundamental human rights of freedom of expression, assembly and association as set out in the international and regional instruments.

    In doing so, it examines such limitations of these rights which are necessary in a democratic society to ensure other fundamental rights are not infringed. An expert group was drawn up from across the Commonwealth to determine the standards applicable and how to effect them.







    From Problem to Solution

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    Commonwealth Strategies for Reform

    Managing the Public Service: Strategies for Improvement Series 1
    ISBN: 9780850924527
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:70

    This book develops a framework for productive public service reforms, based on successful innovations and practical strategies developed and implemented across the Commonwealth. The first section highlights the pressures Commonwealth countries face.

    The following sections draw out common strategic approaches and provide a framework of practical solutions. The final section identifies critical challenges which must be addressed to sustain public service reform and underpin accountable administration for just and honest government.







    From Tragedy Towards Hope

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    Men, Women, and the AIDS Epidemic

    ISBN: 9780850926767
    Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
    Binding:Paperback
    Language:English
    Pagination:110

    This book tells the real life stories of men and women who live with the HIV/AIDS virus and have triumphed over it. It describes the impact of the virus on people and communities, and the initiatives taken by UNAIDS and the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). It delves into the myths and rituals that surround women, sex and sexuality, and helps readers understand the human consequences of the epidemic for those affected, their families, communities and society at large.

    Madhu Bala Nath was born in New Delhi, India in 1954. As Gender and HIV Adviser to UNAIDS/UNIFEM, she has been responsible for programmes which have enabled UN agencies, national governments and civil partners to incorporate gender concerns in HIV issues into their programmes.







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