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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 new Strategic […]

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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 Foundation’s Board in June […]

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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 refugees in India. […]

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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), held from 16-18 April 2018. It […]

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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 in 2012 and […]

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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 exit from the European Union […]

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Citizen-generated data for a change

‘Citizen-generated and evidence-based data’ are terms we hear more and more about in the discourse around monitoring and accountability of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). […]

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Improving the advocacy landscape for gender equality in East Africa

I had always heard about Gender Links but had never had close interaction with the organization or staff. My organisation, The Eastern African Sub-regional Support […]

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A new policy for civil society in Nigeria

The recent debate in Nigeria on Bill HB585 provided an unexpected opportunity for The Nigeria Network of NGOs’ to advance its efforts to strengthen the […]

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Telling the story of indigenous survival

In October, I received an email from the Commonwealth Foundation. It contained an invitation to participate in the International Civil Society Week (ICSW) to be held […]

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Pacific Shorts premiere at the Hawaiian International Film Festival

There is something magical about sitting in a dark auditorium with 200 hundred strangers waiting to share the same experience. Sitting along the same row […]

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