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Sierra Leone observer group prepares for election day

5 March 2018

With just a few days to go before Sierra Leone holds general elections, Commonwealth observers have visited cities and towns across the West Africa country.

Parliamentarians discuss Commonwealth collaboration

2 March 2018

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland was part of a lively panel discussion at the Commonwealth Parliamentarian’s Forum in Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, this week.

New Commonwealth body proposed to tackle cross-border crime

28 February 2018

Dedicated bodies that will help lawmakers tackle cross-border crime across the Commonwealth have been proposed at a meeting in London.

Blog: Understanding how to improve Guyana’s trade agreements

28 February 2018

In November 2017, Edmund Paul Kalekyezi, the National Trade Adviser to Guyana, presented a paper discussing why the country’s international trade treaties have not always brought about the desired results.

Blog: Two sides of the same coin? Diaspora Investment and Citizenship-by-Investment

26 February 2018

It is well known that many small states struggle to acquire the finance needed to support their development goals.  The Commonwealth Secretariat has recently been exploring the potential of diaspora investment to support development.

Senior officials review election observation guidelines

26 February 2018

Members of the Commonwealth Election Observation Review Group are meeting at the Commonwealth’s headquarters in London this week to review observation guidelines that were first drafted 27 years ago.

Historic signing to enhance Commonwealth sustainable education

26 February 2018

The Commonwealth Secretariat, the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and Commonwealth of Learning (COL) have signed a historic partnership agreement to work even closer together to ensure better education for member states.

Commonwealth students, the 'hope of our world'

23 February 2018

Students across the Commonwealth are being empowered to form fit-for-purpose national associations in their home country, so they can influence education policy.

Blog: Helping Kiribati improve its business environment for investment

23 February 2018

Kiritimati is the largest atoll in the island group, and the largest atoll in the world, located 3,301 kilometres north east across the Pacific Ocean from the Gilbert Islands, the main island group. From Tarawa it can only be reached via Fiji, with only one flight connection available a week.

Blog: Boosting Jamaica’s analysis of international trade dynamics

23 February 2018

The three-day workshop enhanced participants’ understanding of the use of analytical tools in assessing international trade dynamics. The knowledge acquired from the workshop will assist their involvement in trade policy analysis and in determining foreign trade positions and strategies, especially regarding preferential trade agreements.  This will also be crucial for the development and implementation of effective and evidence-based trade policies and strategies.