Infrastructure Development Reports

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Freundel Jerome Stuart

Building Resilience of Small Island States

Freundel Jerome Stuart, Prime Minister of Barbados, highlights the pressing issues facing Commonwealth Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and shares examples of best practice from Barbados to encourage fellow SIDS to minimise their vulnerabilities and build resilience.

David Howell (Lord Howell of Guildford)

Repositioning the UK and Commonwealth Post-Brexit

David Howell (Lord Howell of Guildford), President of The Royal Commonwealth Society, looks ahead to the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and highlights the opportunities for Commonwealth development and the new world trading agenda in the post-Brexit era.

Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: a New Path for Development

Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava provides a vision for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development from the vantage point of his work as President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Jürgen Stock

Building a Global Policing Architecture

Jürgen Stock, Interpol Secretary General, gives a clear exposition of the current challenges posed by transnational crime and terrorism, and highlights the need to re-design – and build – the next ‘global architecture of policing’ with secure bridges of cross-border cooperation.

Patricia Espinosa

Climate Action in the Commonwealth

Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), explains that the next two years are critical to strengthen low-carbon, sustainable pathways, and reaffirms the Commonwealth’s major role in climate action leadership.

Helen Clark

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and former Prime Minister of New Zealand, stresses that keeping women’s equality and empowerment at the centre of development efforts will give the world its best chance to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Uhuru Kenyatta

The Power and Promise of Infrastructure

Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, looks at the transformative potential of infrastructure in Kenya. He asserts that lack of investment can lead to stagnation, but investment in infrastructure, such as the Standard Gauge Railway, can unify and transform East Africa’s prospects

Houlin Zhao

Accelerating Digital Innovation for Social Impact

Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), describes the huge range of developmental benefits that are facilitated by ICTs, and reports on ITU’s current work and the recent Telecom World 2015 conference

Caroline Kende-Robb

Managing Oil, Gas and Mining in Africa

Are Africans benefitting fully from the resource boom? Caroline Kende-Robb, Executive Director, Africa Progress Panel, points the way to saving billions for the benefit of all Africans.  

Dr Joan Clos

Making Urban Development Work for Sustainable Growth and Prosperity

Dr Joan Clos, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN-Habitat, asserts that urban development can be the driving force behind sustainable growth and prosperity - if we move away from power-hungry urbanisation towards a new productive, safe and inclusive model.