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 achieve its ultimate outcome of more effective, responsive and accountable governance in the Commonwealth with civil society participation.

It aims to focus on the need for strengthening its mechanisms for innovative relationships and coordination with CSOs. The strategy articulates how the Commonwealth Foundation engages with civil society as it implements the Strategic Plan of 2012 to 2016 towards innovative relationships with civil society actors. It will guide the Foundation’s working relationships upon which are built a shared understanding of expected results and change processes.