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Voices of the People 2015

As registration opens for the Commonwealth People's Forum 2015 (Malta, 23-26 November), voices from different regions of the Commonwealth stress the importance of citizens having a say in their own governance.

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Foundation strategic document

Commonwealth People’s Forum (CPF) 2013 Assessment

This report assesses the 2013 Commonwealth People’s Forum (CPF) against its three stated objectives, appraises the forum as a mechanism for achieving or making progress towards broader Commonwealth Foundation results as outlined in the Foundation’s performance framework, charts unplanned results, and identifies key challenges and practices worth repeating that will improve the planning and implementation of similar interventions in the future.

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Commonwealth Insights: Constructive Engagement

The first in a new series of Commonwealth insights. This publication draws on a learning exchange convened in London in June 2014, designed to provide an opportunity to reflect and learn about different approaches to constructive engagement with governance institutions.

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Foundation strategic document

Commonwealth Foundation Headquarters Agreement

Headquarters agreement between the Commonwealth Foundation and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Foundation strategic document

Commonwealth Foundation’s Civil Society Engagement Strategy

The fundamental purpose of this Civil Society Engagement Strategy is to provide the Foundation with a framework for both empowering and engaging civil society and […]

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Foundation strategic document

Commonwealth Foundation’s capacity development framework

The civil society engagement strategy of the Foundation takes on a long-term perspective, building capacity, strengthening the enabling environment for participatory governance and policy change […]

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Commonwealth People’s Forum Declaration 2013

The statement was developed out of a Commonwealth wide process, which saw the facilitation of regional consultations, along with in-depth national research for the Commonwealth […]

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Commonwealth Perspectives: the post-2015 MDG Agenda

Commonwealth Perspectives: Ideas for a new development agenda highlights common strands across all fourteen national reports showing the extent to which civil society has been […]

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