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Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book 2008  

Size: A4 (297 mm x 210 mm)
ISSN: 0958-8558
Categories: Commonwealth & Global Affairs

ISBN No: 978-0-9554408-4-7

Format: Paperback

Publication Date: 06-2008
Number of Pages: 264

Status: Out of print

Price: £ 35.00    [Currency converter]  


Description

The Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book is an essential source of information on key aspects of policy issues for all Commonwealth ministers, from trade to transport. It includes articles, case studies, partnership initiatives, interviews and reports that inform and educate ministers, regarding opportunity and potential in the Commonwealth.

 

The 2008 edition includes a new ‘Ministerial Briefings’ section, which includes articles specifically to assist Ministers and Senior Officials in the efficient running of Ministries. It includes a variety of papers from an update on the Millennium Development Goals to advice on how governments can promote environmental responsibility.

 

The Governmental Priorities section outlines the key priorities facing governments throughout the Commonwealth. The 40 articles cover a range of topics with opinion pieces, case studies and transferable solutions written by multi-sectoral authors from across the globe.

 

This comprehensive reference book also contains a complete directory of all key Commonwealth Ministries, with over 1,000 Minister and relevant Ministry contact details listed, including Education, Health, Transport, Finance and Defence. This is an essential publication for ministries, government officials and libraries.

 

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Click here to view the book online

 

Published by Henley Media Group for the Commonwealth Secretariat.

 

A more recent version of this title is available.

Contents

Introduction Kamalesh Sharma, Commonwealth Secretary-General

 

Ministerial Briefings

  • Progress Summary of the MDGs: Update for Ministers Professor Jeffrey D Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute at Columbia University
  • The Cabinet System: How it Works in the Commonwealth Syed Sharfuddin, Former Special Adviser for Political Affairs, Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Local Government in the Commonwealth Dr Munawwar Alam, Adviser, Governance and Institutional Development Division, Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Public Sector Accountability Dr Munawwar Alam, Adviser, Governance and Institutional Development Division, Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Integrated Service Delivery John Wilkins, Adviser, Public Sector Management, Governance and Institutional Development Division, Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Promoting Good Governance in Public-Private Partnerships Geoffrey Hamilton, Chief, Cooperation and Partnerships Section, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  • Environmental Responsibility Vasantt K Jogoo, Adviser & Head, Small States, Economic Affairs Division, Commonwealth Secretariat
  • The Challenge of Gender Mainstreaming: From Commitment to Action Sarojini Ganju Thakur, Head of the Gender Section at the Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Bridging the Digital Divide for Networked Governments Tony Ming, ICT Adviser, Governance and Institutional Development Division, Commonwealth Secretariat 

Government Priorities

  • Trade and the Millennium Development Goals Edwin Laurent, Head of International Trade and Regional Cooperation, Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Is Micro-credit the World’s Most Powerful Weapon against Poverty? Sam Daley-Harris, Founder, Microcredit Summit Campaign and RESULTS
  • Unleashing Entrepreneurship: Making Business Work for the Poor Sahba Sobhani, Programme Manager, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Growing Inclusive Markets Initiative
  • Maintaining Debt Sustainability in the Aftermath of Debt Relief Alberto Espejo, Senior Economist, Policy Development and Review Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • A Natural Disaster Insurance Programme Robert Lyle, Founder Director of the Commonwealth Disaster Management Agency Ltd and Vice-President of the Overseas Territories British Red Cross Society, and Sir Humphrey Maud, Chairman of the Commonwealth Disaster Management Agency Ltd and former Deputy Secretary-General of the Commonwealth
  • Coping with Climate Change: How the Ecological Effects are Transmitted to the Poor Kemal Dervis, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Power to Empower Akanksha Chaurey, Associate Director, Distributed Generation Energy Environment Technology Division, TERI
  • Sustainable Bioenergy in Africa: Issues and Possibilities Mersie Ejigu, President & CEO Partnership for African Environmental Sustainability (PAES), and Senior Fellow, Foundation for Environmental Security and Sustainability (FESS)
  • Jamaica’s Climate Change Agenda: The Way Forward Clifford Mahlung, Meteorologist, National Meteorological Service
  • A Means to an End: Transport and the Millennium Development Goals Kate Czuczman, Editor and Communication Coordinator, International Forum for Rural Transport and Development
  • Cars in the Commonwealth: Reducing the Climate Impact of Passenger Transport Karen Anderton, Mark Kenber and Lauren Willoughby, The Climate Group
 

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