Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation (CFTC)

Fonds du Commonwealth pour la coopération technique

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History

1 Apr 1971, as an integral part of Commonwealth Secretariat, following Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), Jan 1971, Singapore (Singapore).

Aims

As a source of assistance for sustainable development and poverty eradication: contribute to development efforts of member states; promote economic and social development and alleviation of poverty in Commonwealth countries; provide technical assistance (advice, experts and training) to meet priority needs of Commonwealth developing countries; support development cooperation activities of the Commonwealth by enabling each country to draw on the variety of skills available in the Commonwealth and to offer its own skills to others.

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Activities

Differs from traditional aid agencies by operating on a system of mutual assistance whereby member governments contribute financing on a voluntary basis and obtain technical assistance as required. Supports development cooperation by enabling each member country to draw on the variety of skills in the Commonwealth with developed and developing countries contributing resources. Largely demand-driven, responds to requests from governments and supports programmes through the provision of technical assistance. Programme priorities (2008-2012): Peace and Democracy; Pro-Poor Growth and Sustainable Development; Mainstreamed Issues (Gender, Youth and Human Rights).

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Languages

English.

Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 33 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 16 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 53 countries
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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Disadvantaged
  • Commerce
    • Funds
  • Technology
    • Technical
  • Development
    • Sustainable Development
  • Solidarity
    • Cooperation

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UIA Org ID

F3936

Last News Received

2018
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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