Project profile — Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation - Institutional Support - 2010-11


CFTC - Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation (47132)
2010-03-07 - 2011-12-30
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Developing countries, unspecified (100.00%)


• Education, Level Unspecified: Education policy and administrative management (11110) (2.00%)
• Secondary Education: Vocational training (11330) (4.00%)
• Health, General: Health policy and administrative management (12110) (2.00%)
• Public sector policy and administrative management:
Public sector policy and administrative management (15110) (18.00%)
Public finance management (15111) (15.00%)
Decentralisation and support to subnational government (15112) (10.00%)
Anti-corruption organisations and institutions (15113) (5.00%)
Legal and judicial development (15130) (3.00%)
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (2.00%)
Elections (15151) (3.00%)
Legislatures and political parties (15152) (2.00%)
Human rights (15160) (2.00%)
• Banking And Financial Services: Financial policy and administrative management (24010) (5.00%)
• Industrial policy and administrative management:
Industrial policy and administrative management (32110) (4.00%)
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development (32130) (5.00%)
• Mineral Resources And Mining: Mineral/mining policy and administrative management (32210) (5.00%)
• Trade policy and administrative management:
Trade policy and administrative management (33110) (5.00%)
Regional trade agreements (RTAs) (33130) (3.00%)
Multilateral trade negotiations (33140) (3.00%)
• General Environmental Protection: Environmental policy and administrative management (41010) (2.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (significant objective)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (significant objective)
• Climate Change Adaptation (significant objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


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.

Expected results 

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

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of 2011 include: seven Member Countries ratified or adopted eight different human rights agreements and conventions, ranging from protecting the rights of children to persons with disabilities to protecting political rights; Commonwealth teams were deployed to observe and assess elections in Zambia, Cameroon, The Gambia, St Lucia, and Guyana; Secretariat assistance enabled Malawi to reform its legislative, regulatory and institutional arrangements for its petroleum sector, and Botswana to prepare a modern Natural Gas Policy and Gas Bill to facilitate the creation of a new coal-bed methane industry; four Caribbean countries developed national and regional policy frameworks and associated legislation for Maritime and Ocean Governance to build economic resilience, while contributing to better food security and improved livelihoods; and, the Caribbean Association of Debt Managers (CARADEM) was established to provide practical assistance to countries within the region in developing technical capability, and for meeting their core debt management objectives.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Multilateral
Type of aid Core contributions to multilateral institutions
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