Project profile — Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee - Trust


Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust
2013-04-01 - 2017-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Developing countries, unspecified (100.00%)


• Health policy and administrative management:
Health policy and administrative management (12110) (5.00%)
Medical education/training (12181) (10.00%)
Medical research (12182) (5.00%)
Medical services (12191) (20.00%)
• Basic nutrition:
Basic nutrition (12240) (2.50%)
Infectious disease control (12250) (10.00%)
Health education (12261) (5.00%)
• Basic sanitation:
Basic sanitation (14032) (1.50%)
Education and training in water supply and sanitation (14081) (5.00%)
• Unallocated/ Unspecified: Sectors not specified (99810) (36.00%)

Policy marker 

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


This project aims to work with strategic partners to fund a limited number of innovative, compelling initiatives that make a tangible difference in people’s lives. The main program of the Trust is ending avoidable blindness. Ninety per cent of the world’s visually impaired people live in developing countries where eye health services are hugely inadequate. Investing in preventing blindness helps millions of people across the poorest Commonwealth countries to keep their sight or have it restored, and enjoy increased prosperity and a better quality of life. The Trust also focuses on promoting youth leadership across the Commonwealth. Commonwealth countries and their private sectors are making financial contributions to the Trust, which celebrates the Queen's 60-year contribution to the Commonwealth and to a life of public service

Expected results 

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (1) significant reduction in avoidable blindness across the Commonwealth; and (2) reduced prevalence of blinding trachoma, diabetic retinopathy (DR) and Retinopathy of Prematurity (RoP) in targeted areas of the Commonwealth.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral, core contributions to NGOs and other private bodies / PPPs
Type of aid Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes
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