The Business to Business Connectivity Cluster facilitates public-private dialogue on connectivity and promotes networking and interaction between the public and private sector across the Commonwealth.
Private sector engagement – The Cluster performs a cross-cutting function to ensure the work of the Digital, Physical, Regulatory and Supply Side Connectivity clusters engages with, and is responsive to, the views and needs of businesses in the Commonwealth.
Public-private dialogue – The Business to Business Connectivity Cluster provides a platform to facilitate direct Ministerial engagement with the Commonwealth private sector.
Commonwealth business networks – The Business to Business Connectivity Cluster provides an inclusive platform to build networks of Commonwealth Accredited Organisations and apex regional private sector bodie in a pan-Commonwealth setting.
Commonwealth bilateral trade
Research by the Commonwealth Secretariat indicates bilateral trade costs between Commonwealth partners are, on average, 19 per cent lower compared to those for other country pairs.
Global leaders for doing business
Two Commonwealth countries are global leaders for doing business: New Zealand and Singapore are ranked 1st and 2nd in the world on the World Bank’s overall Ease of Doing Business Rankings for 2019.
India, Kenya and Rwanda are among the top reformers in terms of business environments – all three member states are included in the top 10 most improved countries on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Rankings for 2019.