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Foundation strategic documents

Commonwealth Foundation Annual Workplan and Budget 2018-2019

The Commonwealth Foundation’s Strategic Plan 2017-21 will be guided by a Logic Model that constitutes the single theory of change for ...

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Malawi’s 50-50 campaign

Gillian Cooper investigates one partner's decade-long effort to secure greater female representation in decision-making in Malawi.

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Why land laws matter

Patience Ayebazibwe led research in Southern Africa on the policies and conventions governing women’s access to land. Here's what she found. 

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Details for a difference

The learning team meet project partners and discover some surprising outcomes of Sri Lanka's recently-enshrined Right to Information law.

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Right to Information: a success story from Vavuniya, Sri Lanka

Transparency International Sri Lanka made an Information Request of the Vavuniya Divisional Secretariat, querying the lack of updates ...

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Foundation strategic documents

Commonwealth Foundation Annual Report 2017-2018

Welcome to this annual report on the Commonwealth Foundation’s work for the financial year 2017/18. This has been the first year of a ...

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Commonwealth Foundation: keeping an eye on results

The Commonwealth Foundation completed the first year of its Strategy 2017-21. The results of this first year were presented to the ...

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India’s transformation to a cashless society: what does this mean for the financial inclusion of refugees?

The Ara Trust is a women-led organisation that seeks to use innovative methods to expand the space available for forced migrants and ...

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Publications

People’s Forum 2018: Call to Action and Declaration

The Commonwealth Foundation is pleased to release the civil society declaration from the Commonwealth Peoples’ Forum 2018 (CPF 2018), ...

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Commonwealth People’s Forum 2018: a case for renewal

2012 brings the Foundation back to the beginnings of its call for the renewal of the Commonwealth. When the Foundation was re-launched ...

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The power of stories at the Commonwealth People’s Forum 2018

Gaiutra Bahadur’s essay in We Mark Your Memory, a forthcoming anthology of writing by descendants of indenture, segues from Britain’s ...

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