These include the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Commonwealth Heads of Government met in Uganda in November 2007 and called for wide-ranging reform of the Bretton Woods institutions.
They said that reform should give particular focus to the needs of least developed states, and small states.
To formulate, negotiate and implement their trade policies.
To reduce red tape, costs, and maximise efficiency of administrative procedures and controls governing imports and exports.
By creating opportunities in new economic sectors rather than relying on one or a few sectors.
Through our debt recording and management system that has so far been implemented in around 54 Commonwealth and non-Commonwealth countries.
To ensure gender equality in budgets through reviewing and spreading best practice through the biennial survey of best practice.
For the special needs of small states arising from the constraints of size, their remoteness and vulnerability to shocks.
Building agreements around improvement and reform of the international aid architecture including the development and implementation of the Accra Agenda for Action on Aid Effectiveness and the UN Development Cooperation Forum.
To countries and sectors which do not normally receive significant levels of such flows.
We operate to directly support investment through feasibility studies and specific measures to promote access to finance for small and medium sized enterprises.
Including better access to small and medium enterprise financing and managing natural resources.
For example, our Commonwealth-India Small Business Competitive Development Programme invites entrepreneurs from across the Commonwealth to learn and share experiences with other businesspeople.