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Recent publications and our extensive back catalogue are now available online in a single research repository, the Commonwealth iLibrary.

Each year, the Secretariat publishes around 30 new titles on a range of topics in which it has particular insight and expertise, especially concerning:

small states
economic development
globalisation and multilateral trade issues
export and enterprise development
public service management and reform law and human rights.


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Commonwealth Secretariat books provide authoritative research and evidence-based policy advice. They showcase the Secretariat’s work across all 53 member countries to support and advance economic development, boost trade, empower young people and address threats such as climate change, debt and inequality.
Buy hard copies for personal or library use at the Commonwealth Bookshop


Violence Against Women and Girls in Commonwealth East Africa

Courts are crucial to bringing about necessary changes in tackling violence against women and girls (VAWG). Thus, increasing the capacity of the judiciary to address VAWG promotes access to justice and ultimately gender quality

Research: Strengthening disaster resilience in small states

A new publication offers timely and expert analysis of differentiated exposure of small states to natural disasters, including an examination of specific interventions for strengthening small states' resilience to this phenomenon.