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BLOG: The world must not sleep-walk into another debt crisis Commonwealth Secretary-General addressing meeting

18 October 2019

Trade wars, protectionism, and nationalist rhetoric are combining to weave the possibility of a nightmare debt crisis that could be worse than any previously experienced. Global borrowing is now at the highest levels since the 1950s – and history suggests we should take this as a warning that a debt crisis could be looming.

Blog: How Commonwealth Meridian helps in the battle for debt sustainability and transparency Notes and coins

11 October 2019

Commonwealth Meridian is the new state-of-the-art public debt management system, an essential tool for debt managers and policy makers. Here Commonwealth business analyst Joanne Allin provides a guide to the software and what it can do.

Blog: Commonwealth model offers hope for easing multilateral trade tensions Ship and containers at dock

9 October 2019

Global uncertainties and tensions are escalating and affecting trade in every region. We see rising protectionism, while multilateral cooperation - including through the World Trade Organisation - is increasingly under threat. Meanwhile, the resilience of many smaller or less developed countries is being undermined by the impact of climate change and extreme weather unprecedented in living memory, together with other natural disasters.

Blog: Helping to level the playing field for regulators - Introducing the Commonwealth Fintech Policy Toolkit Computer chip resembling a digital landscape

7 October 2019

The blistering pace of innovation in financial services has seen the emergence, in the past two decades, of an array of new technologies deployed into the market – and new companies using those technologies – in more than a hundred countries around the globe. 

Blog: Vulnerability and Resilience After Dorian House destroyed after Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas

10 September 2019

Personally, as a Bahamian, I thought I knew hurricanes.  We all thought we did.  Having lived through seven of them since 2000, we had a knowledge that came from hard-learned lessons.    We thought we knew how to prepare, how to respond, and how to rebuild. 

Blog: Innovation: a light at the end of the tunnel for disaster hit nations Futuristic map of the globe depicting innovation

16 August 2019

Since around 2010, the Commonwealth had been calling on the international community to look towards innovation. It was a period in which most of the memberships’ small and middle-income countries had become incapacitated with debt, whilst also facing the dire risk of more frequent and severe natural disasters.

Blog: Why disaster readiness is critical for Africa – and what the Commonwealth is doing about it Displaced people in aftermath of Cyclone Idai

12 August 2019

Five months ago, Cyclone Idai ripped through the Southern African region, causing a massive humanitarian disaster that affected three million people. More than a thousand perished, while 200,000 lost their homes, many of whom are still to this day living in refugee camps.

Blog: We are supporting Governments in tackling the devastating impacts of climate change  Commonwealth Secretary-General surveys hurricane damage in Dominica

8 August 2019

By taking coordinated collective action, the nations of the Commonwealth can accelerate the mobilisation of international efforts that are the only hope if we are to prevent further detrimental human impact on the delicate natural balance of our planet.

Blog: Four ways Jamaica is boosting private sector engagement in climate action Man walking down flooded street

3 July 2019

A blog on climate change by Katie Blackman, a National Climate Finance Adviser deployed in Jamaica with the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub.

Blog: SDG Implementation: Has best become the enemy of better? The 17 sustainable development goals as colourful icons

21 June 2019

Born out of the Commonwealth’s recognition of an SDG implementation deficit, the Commonwealth in collaboration with the Government of Malta and the Small States Centre of Excellence, will host the Commonwealth’s inaugural “Award for Excellence in SDG Implementation” on 26-27 June in Malta. 

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