Project profile — Governing Diversity for Pluralism - Institutional Support 2015


Global Centre for Pluralism (CA-CRA_ACR-3857802409)
2016-08-05 - 2018-07-02
Global Affairs Canada
PFM Strategic Policy and Summits

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (33.00%)
• America, regional (33.00%)
• Asia, regional (34.00%)


• Democratic participation and civil society:
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (50.00%)
Human rights (15160) (50.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• 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 (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This grant represents Canada’s long-term institutional support to the Global Centre for Pluralism. Global Centre for Pluralism uses these funds, along with other donors’ funding, to achieve its mandate. The Global Centre for Pluralism pursues its mandate through four core functions: (1) sustaining an international policy dialogue on pluralism in governance, elections, judicial systems, media and education to help factions integrate in states at risk; (2) providing programs for academic and professional development; (3) fostering research and learning on pluralism; and (4) promoting and sharing the results of research and learning on pluralism. These activities target the developing world, offering a platform from which existing organizations and experts on pluralism in Canada can reach an international audience. Canada’s support to Global Centre for Pluralism contributes to advance the development of free, well-governed, pluralistic societies in selected countries and regions around the world, with a focus on developing countries.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes as stated by Global Centre for Pluralism include: (1) a rigorous, extensive and expanding evidence base providing governments, decision-makers and civil society actors with information and analysis to inform sound policies and programs, directly improving their awareness of and responsiveness to pluralism issues; (2) strengthened international (and Canadian) responses to escalating levels of exclusion that may lead to social fracture and conflict ; (3) strengthened ability of local actors and institutions (government and civil society) to efficiently and effectively advance pluralism in their countries and regions; and (4) strengthened Canadian leadership and capacity to promote global pluralism.

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
Type of aid Other technical assistance
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