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The Commonwealth - Fast Facts

The Commonwealth is made up of 56 independent nations that work together to pursue common goals which promote democracy, equality, and sustainable development. Our combined population of 2.6 billion is a third of the global population.
 
  • The combined GDP is US$12.6 trillion in 2022.
  • 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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