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Strategic documents and resources

Read our annual and financial reports as well as publications and tools for enhancing participatory governance.

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Commonwealth Foundation Annual Report 2022-23

This report documents 12 months of steady innovation and achievement for the Foundation. It features many highlights, including the 2022 Commonwealth People’s Forum in Kigali, […]

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2022 Commonwealth People’s Forum: Summary of Key Recommendations

The Commonwealth People’s Forum 2022 brought together over 250 delegates including civil society leaders, policy and decision makers, thematic experts, lawyers, journalists, academics, and activists […]

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Financial Statements June 2022

View the Commonwealth Foundation's 2021-2022 Annual Financial Statements.

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Commonwealth Foundation Annual Report 2021-22

This report documents the exciting first year of the new strategic plan. We are proud to see continued increased engagement from Commonwealth civil society in […]

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Financial Satements June 2021

Introduction from the Director-General I am pleased to provide this brief introduction to the 2020/2021 Annual Financial Statements of the Commonwealth Foundation. My thanks to […]

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A Commonwealth of the People: Time for Urgent Reform

The Report of the Eminent Persons Group to Commonwealth Heads of Government.

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Foundation strategic document

Charter of the Commonwealth

The Commonwealth Charter is a document of the values and aspirations which unite the Commonwealth.

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Foundation strategic document

Commonwealth Foundation Annual Report 2020-21

While our latest annual report focusses particularly on the past year, we also reflect on the broader achievements of our current four-year strategic period which is now close to completion.

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Foundation strategic document

Strategic Review: 2017-2021

The Commonwealth Foundation commissioned Collaborative Impact (CI) to undertake a Review of its Strategy 2017-2021 and to facilitate the design and drafting process for the […]

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Foundation strategic document

Annual work plan 2020-21

The 2020/2021 period is the final year of the Foundation's current Strategic Plan and the work to be undertaken during the next 12 months will largely focus on securing the results expected under that plan.

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Foundation strategic document

Audited Financial Statements 2019-2020

I am pleased to provide this brief introduction to the 2019/20 Annual Financial Statements of the Commonwealth Foundation. My thanks to our Finance Team for […]

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Grant resource

COVID-19 special grants call documents – September 2020

Having trouble downloading all of our grants guidelines and criteria at once? Download each file individually below. Once you have everything you need, you can submit […]

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