Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation – Institutional Support – 2012-13

Reporting Organization:Commonwealth Secretariat
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 10,000,000
Timeframe: March 27, 2013 - December 31, 2013
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Commonwealth Secretariat

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Region - Total Budget Allocation

Developing countries, unspecified - $ 10,000,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Law, Governance & Public Policy (70 %)

Human Rights, Advocacy & Public Engagement (12 %)

Environment & Climate Change (7 %)

Education (6 %)

Economic Development & Empowerment (5 %)

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This grant represents Canada’s institutional support to the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation (CFTC). The Commonwealth Secretariat uses these funds, along with other donor funding, to achieve its mandate. The Commonwealth Secretariat’s mandate is to work as a trusted partner for all Commonwealth people as: a force for peace, democracy, equality, equity, respect and good governance; a catalyst for global consensus-building; and a source of assistance for sustainable development and poverty eradication. Canada’s support to the Commonwealth Secretariat contributes to achieving progress in democracy, rule of law, human rights, public sector development, economic development, environmentally sustainable development, and human development in developing countries across the Commonwealth.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Unspecified
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (i) improved democratic practices, rule of law and respect for human rights by Commonwealth country governments; and (ii) strengthened development and implementation of pro-poor economic growth and sustainable development policies and programs, which integrate gender equality, human rights and youth considerations.

Achieved Results

Results achieved as of June 2013 include : the ratification of international human rights instruments by 17 countries; and regulations for the management of public debt were improved. These have contributed to strengthening respect for human rights and pro-poor economic growth policies and programs.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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