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Commonwealth Foundation Financial Statement (2016-2017)

Welcome to the Commonwealth Foundation Annual financial statement on work during 2016 to 2017. The period since June has seen the organisation conclude the implementation […]

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Foundation Visit

Johannesburg waste pickers organise to defend their livelihoods

Four months ago, WIEGO’s project with the Commonwealth Foundation Waste integration South Africa (WISA) took an unplanned turn as Johannesburg’s waste-pickers were faced with a […]

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Mental health policy reform: time to decolonise our minds

Mental health legislation in 20 per cent of Commonwealth countries was passed before 1960. The term “idiot” remains on the statutes of 10 Commonwealth countries. […]

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SDGs: it’s NOT just about data

It has been buzzing in development circles. But it seems stronger now in certain places. It’s the buzz on the data revolution. And there is […]

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KELIN Kenya

Realising rights to health care

Article 43(1)a of the Constitution of Kenya guarantees the right to the highest attainable standard of health, which includes the right to health care services, […]

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Foundation strategic documents

Commonwealth Foundation Annual Workplan and Budget 2017-2018

The Commonwealth Foundation’s Strategic Plan 2017-21 will be guided by a set of frameworks and sub-strategies. The centre-piece of the Strategic Plan is a Logic Model that constitutes the single theory of change for the period of 2017-21.

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Foundation strategic documents

Commonwealth Foundation Annual Report 2016-17

Welcome to this annual report on the Commonwealth Foundation’s work during 2016/17. The period since last June has seen the organisation conclude the implementation of […]

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Blog

The full picture: the Partner’s Learning Exchange 2017

As part of capacity development support to the South African Alliance on Youth Employment (SAAYE), the Commonwealth Foundation brokered a learning exchange with Citizens UK, […]

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The Partners Learning Exchange 2017

‘It taught me to celebrate people’s identities, stories and history’

I came to South Africa eager to learn from the young leaders of SAAYE and what I ended up finding out had a huge impact on me.

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Publications
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The People’s Commonwealth: More Voices for a Fairer World

Since 2012 the Commonwealth Foundation has focused on building a culture of people’s participation. We’ve been doing this by developing the capacity of civil society […]

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CHMM17 Ministers

Healthy discussion: but will Ministers listen?

Anton Kerr, former Director of HIV/AIDS alliance and chairman of Commonwealth Health Professions Alliance, makes the case for increased spending on health. Photo credit: Leo […]

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What next for peacebuilding in Africa?

At Wilton Park's third meeting in the 'Peacebuilding in Africa' series, they asked participants about the biggest opportunities or hindrances to sustainable civil society engagement in the African peacebuilding process.

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