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International Business Institute

39 Country Initiative

Business cases are one of the most powerful building blocks of management education. Ivey has taken a definitive step to make cases more accessible in the least developed countries around the world. University faculty members in 39 countries with per capita GDP of less than $2,000 a year can use all cases from Ivey Publishing’s catalogue of more than 7,000 cases at no charge.  To date, over 2,000 professors in the 39 countries have registered for access.

The interactive map below shows the originating locations and receiving institutions for the four book shipments made to date, the book collection nodules involved in the 39 Country Initiative, and the locations awaiting shipment.

Business schools from around the world are encouraged to collect books, journals, course packs/readings/cases for shipment to an institution in one of the 39 countries. There are currently 22 collection nodes in three continents. To date, shipments have gone to Ethiopia, Ghana, and Kenya.

Explore the links below to lean more about the 39 Country Initiative or to find out how you can become involved.  

Africa Institute

For more Africa focused research activities in diverse fields including waste management, ecosystem health, health policy, gender studies, linguistics, refugee studies, transitional justice, and others, we invite you to visit The Africa Institute at Western University.

The Africa Institute is a dedicated centre of excellence in scholarship and policy development dealing with various aspects of African, society, politics, economy, culture, and health. 

39 Country Initiative Data

Click here to download data on the institutions and faculty members registered with the 39 Country Initiative in each of the world's poorest countries.

Last updated: February 3, 2016