Commonwealth Association for Development (CAD)

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10 Dec 1988, by a group of Commonwealth professionals.


Carry out research into Commonwealth issues, encourage new initiatives and inventiveness within the Commonwealth; fill gap in other Commonwealth institutions relating to facilitation of policy formation, practical application, transformation and evaluation with respect to promotion of economic and scientific growth; establish parameters for development; overcome problems of wastage in foreign aid and management of national debt; promote a spirit of cooperation among Commonwealth peoples through cultural awareness campaign; encourage intra-Commonwealth economic activity.

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Programmes: (1) Science and technology; (2) Industrial and agricultural development; (3) Economics, finance and investment; (4) Medical and paramedical sciences; (5) Education, humanities and social welfare; (6) Legal and development affairs; (7) Population and human resource development; (8) Operational research; (9) Transport and rural development; (10) Information technology; (11) Public health and human nutrition. Projects and contracts are commissioned by Commonwealth governments, international governmental and non-governmental organizations, national and multinational agencies and business institutions, or original proposals from individuals or groups; joint projects with other Commonwealth institutions and research organizations. Current projects: Primary health care in Third World countries; Technical/Vocational training for young people; Fishing industry for countries with large ocean basins; Development of cashew nut industry; Research into the cure for the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS); Research into inorganic materials of the Third World. Short-courses and Training Programmes for managers, economists, social and natural scientists.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 inter-governmental organizations.
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Members in 50 countries
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Subjects *

  • Biosciences
    • Growth
  • Commerce
    • Credit
  • Societal Problems
    • Waste
  • Economics
    • Economic
  • Science
    • Science
  • Culture
    • Culture
  • Development
    • Development
  • Consciousness
    • Consciousness

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth



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