Commonwealth Governance Handbook

The first comprehensive reference guide to public sector reform in the Commonwealth

RRP: £45

Extent: 276 pages

Format: Paperback

Commissioned and researched by Rupert Jones Parry

Country profiles researched and edited by Richard Green

Published for the Commonwealth Secretariat by Nexus Strategic Partnerships


Commonwealth Governance Handbook  is the first comprehensive guide to public sector reform in the Commonwealth.

The Commonwealth Secretariat, though its Governance & Institutional Development Division (GIDD), helps member governments develop administrative structures that facilitate economic development while adhering to the five principles of good governance: accountability, transparency, predictability, capacity and participation.

Commonwealth Governance Handbook brings together the knowledge and experience of the Secretariat and related agencies and covers:

  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • National ICT policy development
  • Decentralisation strategies
  • Capacity-building
  • Combating corruption
  • Alternative service delivery.

The publication also contains 54 governance profiles of member countries.