Publications

African-British Business Partnerships at 50 and Beyond

African-British Business Partnerships at 50 and Beyond

The African-British Business Partnerships at 50 and Beyond Report’s aims to showcase the strength of the commercial relationship between the UK and Africa over the last 50 years and to highlight areas for enhanced cooperation in future.  The Report includes a foreword from the Deputy Prime Minister, Rt Hon Nick Clegg, and the Chairman of the Executive Council of the African Union, The Hon Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Minister of Foreign Affairs, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

Commonwealth Trade & Investment Report

Commonwealth Trade & Investment Report

The Commonwealth Trade & Investment Report provides both the private and public sector with a comprehensive framework of major economic trends and policy issues.  Building on lessons from past CBC events and programmes, the Report features analysis from global experts and identifies the key steps to promote global trade and investment. The report will explore challenges, Commonwealth opportunities and play a key role in setting the agenda on trade and investment.

The Africa Infrastructure Investment Report

The Africa Infrastructure Investment Report

The Africa Infrastructure Investment Report aims to provide the private and public sector with comprehensive and up-to-date information to assist with the strategic planning, funding and development of infrastructure in Africa.  The report is produced with the support of The Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), a joint initiative by the ADB, The AU & NEPAD and will be launched in March 2013. CBC will host an exclusive networking reception in London for key African infrastructure stakeholders.

The Trade & Investment Report

The Trade & Investment Report

The Trade & Investment Report is intended to provide both the private and public sector with a comprehensive framework of major trade economic trends and policy issues.  Building on lessons from past CBC events and programmes, the CTIR will gather analysis from global experts and identify the key steps to promote global trade and development. The report will explore global challenges, Commonwealth opportunities and play a key role in setting the agenda on global trade.

Pacific Island Investment Guide

Pacific Island Investment Guide

The Pacific Islands Guide highlights key areas for investment in the South Pacific. The region is rarely considered a major focus for international investors in spite of a wealth of opportunities in terrestrial and undersea mining, renewable energy, agriculture, fisheries, and tourism. The Pacific Islands Investment Guide presents these sectors as compelling areas for investment and offers a breakdown of the regions uniquely friendly and welcoming character.

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Promoting trade & investment for shared prosperity

Promoting trade & investment for shared prosperity

Promoting trade & investment for shared prosperity, details the Councils achievements and sets out the vision that will guide our work over the next 10 years. With sections covering our current operations and programmes as well as a detailed section on our plans and intentions it offers an important insight into the Commonwealth Business Council and our work.

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The Malta Papers - Perspectives on Globalisation

The Malta Papers - Perspectives on Globalisation

The Malta Papers are comprised of edited speaches given at the Commonwealth Business Forum 2005 in Malta; they are a compilation of leading public and private sector views on how we can make Globalisation work for all. The Malta Papers contain speaches from, among others, Hon. Dr Lawrence Gonzi, Prime Minister of Malta; Rt Hon Don McKinnon, Former Commonwealth Secretary-General, UK and Dr Pascal Dozie, Chairman Diamond Bank of Nigeria Plc

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eHealth in the Commonwealth

eHealth in the Commonwealth

Technology-enabled health, or eHealth, offers a new route to better public health, a better quality of life and increased life expectancy. This report, published on the occasion of the annual Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting, presents private sector perspectives on the opportunities to develop and implement eHealth solutions through private sector know-how and experience.

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Non Communicable Disease: Challenges and Solutions

Non Communicable Disease: Challenges and Solutions

The Commonwealth Business Council is glad to be partnering with the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ and Associations (IFPMA) in drawing attention to the issue of non-communicable diseases. Although they represent a relentlessly growing problem for Governments and healthcare agencies, particularly in emerging nations, they have yet to receive adequate international focus. This publication hopes to draw greater attention to this emerging risk across the Commonwealth.

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NIGERIA POWER - Unlocking the investment potential

NIGERIA POWER - Unlocking the investment potential

Power is the key enabler and this investment guide aims to bring together a critical mass of Nigerian investors and operators together with potential international economic partners. Both investors and the Nigerian Government can benefit from partnership. With its wealth of natural resources, vibrant economy and large and growing domestic market Nigeria has a lot to offer investors. Meanwhile the country is keen to attract local and international private-sector companies that can help it improve its power infrastructure.

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The Port of Spain Papers - Partnering for a more Equitable and Sustainable Future

The Port of Spain Papers - Partnering for a more Equitable and Sustainable Future

The Port of Spain Papers are a collection of edited papers from the Commonwealth Business Forum 2009 held in Trinidad & Tobago. They contain papers from Heads of Government, Ministers and business leaders from across the Commonwealth. The Papers also contain a special introduction from Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz of Columbia University.

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African Business Update 2009

African Business Update 2009

African Business Update brings together the views of Africans Government and Business Leaders and presents data on the effects of the Financial Crisis on Sub-Saharan Africa. With Messages from the Heads of Government and Ministers from Rwanda, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Cameroon, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Uganda the Publication gives a Key insight in to the opportunities present across Africa.

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Perth, Western Australia Business Environment Report 2010

Perth, Western Australia Business Environment Report 2010

CBC has partnered with Global Business Reports to produce the Perth Western Australia Business Environment Report 2010. Building on the success of the Commonwealth Business Environment Report 2009, the report was launched at the Africa Business Forum London, June 2010.  The Report is a comprehensive study of the climate for international investors in Western Australia. The report was compiled through months of on-the-ground research and one-on-one interviews with key decision makers

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Public Private Partnerships in Healthcare Services

Public Private Partnerships in Healthcare Services

This Report was submitted to the Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting in 2010, the report provides private sector perspectives on the Healthcare and the Role Public-Private Partnerships can play in the delivery of services. Contributors to the publication include Global Infrastructure, Abbot Fund, InterHealth Canada and GlaxoSmithKline. The report is free for download.

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Commonwealth Business Environment Report 2009

Commonwealth Business Environment Report 2009

CBC has partnered with Global Business Reports to produce the Commonwealth Business Environment Report 2009. Building on the success of the CBC Business Environment surveys, this year’s report was launched at the Commonwealth Business Forum and CHOGM held in Trinidad & Tobago in November.  The Report is a comprehensive study of the climate for international investors in each of the Commonwealth member states. The report was compiled through months of on-the-ground research and one-on-one interviews with key decision makers.

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African Business Update 2010

African Business Update 2010

African Business Update 2010 brings together the views of Africans Government and Business Leaders and provides background on Africa’s economy and analysis of Key sectors. With Messages from the Heads of Government and Ministers from Rwanda, Ghana, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Algeria, Namibia, Uganda the Publication gives a Key insight in to the opportunities present across Africa

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The Kampala Papers - Transforming Societies

The Kampala Papers - Transforming Societies

The Kampala Papers are a selection of edited speeches from the Commonwealth Business Forum held in Kampala, in association with the 2007 Biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).  The Publication contains papers presented by Heads of State, Ministers and Globally respected Business Leaders on the topics surrounding the Forum theme of Transforming Societies through Economic Empowerment.

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Four Steps to Enhance Intra-Africa Trade and Development

Four Steps to Enhance Intra-Africa Trade and Development

This publication, a Report by CBC’s Intra African Trade Working Group supported by Coca-Cola & Unilever, whilst not ignoring some of the big issues that Africa must face identifies four very specific actions that if successfully implemented will substantially improve both the quantity and quality of Intra Africa Trade.

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Business Environment Survey 2007

Business Environment Survey 2007

The Business Environment Survey leads CBC's work on improving the investment climate, the 2007 edition, the fifth to be produced since 1999, covers 33 commonwealth countries and is developed from in-depth interviews carried out with business representatives and presents comparative results from 2003 and 2005 in order to reflect business perspectives over time.  The report compliments both work being done at the national and international level to strengthen the investment climates of both emerging and developed markets.

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