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First launched in 2011 and based at The University of Western Ontario, the Africa Institute is an inter-disciplinary institute dedicated to the critical essence of Africa: its people, its land, and its experience. The Institute is a space for dialogue and research between, with, and for Africans. The Institute strives to be recognized as a world-class institute of excellence in scholarship and policy development dealing with various aspects of African society, politics, economy, culture, and health through collaborative, interdisciplinary and international research undertaken collaboratively by faculty, undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and postdoctoral fellows.
ASIA PACIFIC FOUNDATION OF CANADA (APFC)
APFC is an independent, not-for-profit think tank on Canada's relations with Asia. The Foundation functions as a knowledge broker, bringing together people and knowledge to provide the most current and comprehensive research, analysis and information on Canada's transpacific relations.
CANADA CHINA BUSINESS COUNCIL (CCBC)
The Canada China Business Council (CCBC) is a private, membership-based association that seeks to facilitate and to promote trade and investment between Canada and China. Founded in 1978, the council provides market insight and information, business and logistical support and services, and potential project leads in Canada and China.
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, through its Trade Commissioner Service and other partners, is working with Canadians to address the opportunities presented by emerging markets and the new realities of international commerce.
Information for and about Canada India business on topics such as market sector trade information, key business contacts, reports, travel guides, tools, training, trade events and opportunities as well as background information on India, its culture and economy.
Columbia FDI Perspectives is an occasional series of perspectives on important and topical foreign direct investment issues published by the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment.
ECONOMIC FREEDOM OF THE WORLD: ANNUAL REPORT BY THE FRASER INSTITUTE
This downloadable report compares the impact of economic freedom and foreign aid on economic growth in the poorest nations. It shows that economic freedom has a strong and positive impact on prosperity in general and on helping lift nations out of poverty. Economic Freedom of the World measures the degree to which the policies and institutions of countries are supportive of economic freedom. The elements of economic freedom considered are personal choice, voluntary exchange, freedom to compete, and security of privately owned property.
This publication ranks 159 countries and territories for 2014, the most recent year for which data are available. The report also updates data in earlier reports in instances where data have been revised. Forty-two data points are used to construct a summary index and to measure the degree of economic freedom in five areas: (1) size of government; (2) legal structure and protection of property rights; (3) access to sound money; (4) international exchange; and (5) regulation.
EXPORT DEVELOPMENT CANADA (EDC)
Export Development Canada provides Canadian exporters with financing, insurance and bonding services as well as foreign market expertise.
Created by the Center for International Business Education and Research at Michigan State University (MSU-CIBER), globalEDGE™ is a knowledge web-portal that connects international business professionals worldwide to a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities.
THE NATIONAL BUREAU OF ASIAN RESEARCH (NBR)
Founded in 1989 with a major grant from the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, NBR is an independent, nonpartisan research institution committed to informing and strengthening policy. NBR also helps train the next generation of scholars who concentrate on Asia.
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. It is made up of two unique development institutions owned by 184 member countries—the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA).
UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT (UNCTAD)
Established in 1964, UNCTAD promotes the development-friendly integration of developing countries into the world economy.
The world's largest international voluntary corporate responsibility initiative which aims at bringing companies together with UN agencies, labour and civil society to support universal environmental and social principles. Through the power of collective action, the Global Compact seeks to promote responsible corporate citizenship so that business can be part of the solution to the challenges of globalization.