Latest content: Economic development

In a world where crises are increasing and overlapping, it is important for governments to be resilient and prepared for all occurrences. This is even more critical for finance ministries, who will need to mobilise funds quickly to support their countries through difficult times.  
Read news - Public debt management officials in Africa share best practices during Commonwealth business continuity workshop
Kenya Innovation Week 2023 - Commonwealth Edition, which will be held in Nairobi from 27 November to 1 December 2023, will this year include Commonwealth Leaders, government officials, business and academic representatives, as well as a delegation from the Commonwealth Secretariat, led by the Secretary General of the Commonwealth the Rt Hon. Patricia Scotland KC.
Read news - Kenya Innovation Week 2023 energized by partnership with the Commonwealth Secretariat
5 October 2023 to 5 October 2023
You are invited to the virtual launch of our Handbook on Public Debt Transparency via Zoom.

With opening remarks by the Commonwealth Secretary General, the virtual launch will draw speakers from various geographical regions for diversity of thought and perspectives. Speakers from The Commonwealth Secretariat, Commonwealth Member Countries, Academics, Development Partners, Debt Managers, Experts and Practitioners, will also share their thoughts via the panels and keynote presentations.
By Benjamin Kwasi Addom, Adviser, Agriculture & Fisheries Trade Policy, Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda

In this blog, Benjamin Kwasi Addom discusses a model of digital public infrastructure (DPI) developed under the Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda for Trade and Investment programme to support Commonwealth countries' design and build their national infrastructure for agricultural data.
Read news - Blog: Commonwealth Secretariat launches initiative to support member countries to better manage agricultural data through DPI
The Global Sport and SDG Impact Report will be the first global baseline report on the global data available to evidence the contribution that physical education, physical activity and sport make to sustainable development. This policy brief offers a preview of that report, explaining its methodology and indicators, and highlighting areas in which measurable progress has been made and where gaps in the evidence have been found.
Read publication - The Global Sport and Sustainable Development Goals Impact Report
The 2023 Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meeting (CTMM) opened today at Marlborough House in London. The meeting, being held on the 5th and 6th of June, brings together trade ministers from across the Commonwealth to discuss and deliberate on key issues related to trade and investment.
Read news - Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meet to Foster Cooperation for Resilient, Inclusive, Green and Digital Economies
This report provides a succinct overview of development finance and climate finance, focussing on its provision to Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States within the Commonwealth. It considers the current and potential roles of multilateral development banks and international development financial institutions; tools such as ‘debt for climate’ swaps; and the need to reconsider the use of and balance between debt capital and grants. Finally, the report proposes alternative funding mechanisms and reforms to international financial architecture that could have transformative impacts on capital flows to enable vulnerable developing nations to respond to the effects of climate change and increase their resilience.
Read publication - Accessing Development and Climate Finance: Issues and Challenges in the Commonwealth Countries