At this time of continuing global stress and uncertainty joint Commonwealth efforts to understand how we can stimulate inclusive economic growth and sustainable development are more important than ever.
Of particular importance is the sense of common purpose the Commonwealth brings to sharing experience and the joint practical action we take, especially with our co-ordinated approach to offering assistance.
Articles in this Commonwealth Finance Ministers Report 2012 help set the context within which Commonwealth countries can seek to take action, both collectively and individually, that will help overcome financial vulnerability and build economic resilience. Striking examples are given of the ways in which the Commonwealth engages, usually without fanfare, in order to promote the prosperity and financial inclusion of citizens across our worldwide family.
It is this advancement of their welfare and their social and economic development, through democracy and respect for diversity, which gives the Commonwealth its purpose and continuing dynamism.