The Commonwealth - Fast Facts

The Commonwealth is made up of 53 independent countries that work together to pursue common goals which promote development, democracy, and peace. Our combined population of 2.4 billion is almost a third of the global population.
 
  • Trade between Commonwealth countries is projected to surpass $1 trillion by 2020.
  • Half of the top 20 global emerging cities are in the Commonwealth.
  • Seven of the top 10 countries in the Ibrahim Index of African Governance, which measures rule of law, human rights, participation, human development and sustainable economic opportunity, are Commonwealth members.
  • Seven of the top 10 countries for gender equality in Sub-Saharan Africa are Commonwealth countries, according to World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report 2015.
  • Five of the best performing 15 countries in the Youth Development Index are Commonwealth members.
  • Since 1991, 12 Commonwealth member countries have moved to multi-party democracy from military or one-party rule.
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COMMONWEALTH - Insights, Inspiration, & Innovation

October 1, 2019

This article discusses how neoliberalism policies have hamstrung our ability to put a check on corporate power and plan our collective welfare.  Read more ...

August 30, 2019

There’s a closed network of about 1,000 clusters, worldwide, online, across all platforms, propagating global hate of all flavors.  Read the 4 policy proposals to address them.  Read more ...

June 30, 2019

In times of crisis and catastrophe, children are often forced to grow up quickly. We are now witnessing this premature call to action on a planetary scale. As the adults in government accelerate their consumption of fossil fuels, children are leading the campaign again...

January 18, 2019

Artificial intelligence, migration, and a healthier old age, means countries no longer need booming populations to hold their own, and having fewer children is also undoubtedly positive from an environmental point of you.

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