Leaders committed themselves to the vision of increasing intra-Commonwealth trade to US$2 Trillion by 2030, and expanding intra-Commonwealth investment. This is to be achieved through the Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda for Trade and Investment. The Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda is a platform for countries to exchange best practices and experiences to trade and investment and undertake domestic reform. This cross-fertilization will contribute to further reducing trade frictions among members.
The Action Plan contextualises and operationalises the work of the Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda. It gives practical expression to the Agenda by translating the Declaration on the Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda for Trade and Investment made by Commonwealth Heads of Government in April 2018 into ambitions, outputs and specific activities for action.
The over-arching objective of this study is to assess the state of the digital economy in the Commonwealth, through:
Case studies from selected Commonwealth member countries on issues relevant to the work programmes of the 5 Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda clusters.