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Rewriting the script

Lisa Harewood on how making her first film with Commonwealth Writers enabled her to present a different view of the Caribbean and changed her career forever.

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Foundation strategic document

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 the period of 2017-21.

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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 to the Secretariat’s website. The site in […]

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Foundation strategic document

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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Publication

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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