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Center for Int’l Governance Innovation

Center for Int’l Governance Innovation

The Centre for International Governance Innovation is an independent, non-partisan think tank focused on international governance. CIGI’s interdisciplinary work includes collaboration with policy, business and academic communities around the world and its research programs focus on five key themes: global economy; global security; international law; environment and energy; and global development.

Berggruen Institute on Governance

Berggruen Institute on Governance

The Berggruen Institute is dedicated to the design and implementation of new ideas of good governance — drawing from practices in both East and West — that can be brought to bear on the common challenges of globalization in the 21st century. We believe that accountable institutions must be created that can competently manage the global links of interdependence.

Thought Maybe

Thought Maybe

There’s already a lot of information on the Internet, so our goal is to cut through the noise and garbage, to present valuable information in a clear way, so it’s accessible, useful and easily digested. This is a website that aims to provoke your thoughts not only about these important issues, but many other pertinent topics relevant to modern society, industrial civilisation and globalised dominant culture.

AlterNet

AlterNet

AlterNet is an award-winning news magazine and online community that creates original journalism and amplifies the best of hundreds of other independent media sources. AlterNet’s aim is to inspire action and advocacy on the environment, human rights and civil liberties, social justice, media, health care issues, and more.

Ashoka

Ashoka

Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, with nearly 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries putting their system changing ideas into practice on a global scale. Ashoka has provided start-up financing, professional support services, and connections to a global network across the business and social sectors, and a platform for people dedicated to changing the world.

Center for Public Integrity

Center for Public Integrity

The Center for Public Integrity uses investigative journalism to reveal abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of trust by powerful public and private institutions. The Center focuses on: money and politics, government waste/fraud/abuse, the environment, healthcare reform, national security and state government transparency.

World Policy Institute

World Policy Institute

The World Policy Institute, a non-partisan source of informed policy leadership for more than four decades, develops and champions innovative policies that require a progressive and global point of view. WPI’s Fellows Program, and its regular public and private events, collaborative policy development, media activities, and flagship World Policy Journal provide a forum for solution-focused policy analysis and public debate.

The Garrison Institute

The Garrison Institute

The Garrison Institute applies the transformative power of contemplation to today’s pressing social and environmental concerns, helping build a more compassionate, resilient future. We envision and work to build a future in which contemplative ideas and methods are increasingly mainstream, and are applied at scale to create the conditions for positive, systemic social and environmental change.

Partnership for Change

Partnership for Change

PfC’s vision is that all sectors of society understand the urgency of our planet’s most pressing challenges and proactively use their position and skills to act in collaboration towards a more equal, stable, and sustainable future. By bringing together inspiring social innovators we address society’s most pressing issues, highlight their urgency, and inspire action.

Pew Research Center

Pew Research Center

Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research.

The Oslo Center

The Oslo Center

The ambition of the Oslo Center is to be an independent, highly professional and politically relevant centre that provides advice, exerts influence and creates meeting places for conflict prevention, dialogue and strengthening of responsible leadership.

Bank on Rights

Bank on Rights

The purpose of the Early Warning System (EWS) is to alert communities to projects funded by Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) that may affect their rights. Armed with information about the project and the standards that apply to them, communities can demand that the MDB respect their rights.

Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Bureau of Investigative Journalism

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism is an independent not-for-profit organisation formed and funded on the assumption that investigative journalism is indispensible to democracy. As such the Bureau’s aim is to pursue and encourage journalism in the public interest.

Academic Earth

Academic Earth

Academic Earth is an organization founded with the goal of giving everyone on earth access to a world-class education. We are building a user-friendly educational ecosystem that will give internet users around the world the ability to learn from full video courses and lectures from the world’s leading scholars.

Global Witness

Global Witness

Global Witness investigates and campaigns to prevent natural resource related conflict and corruption, and associated environmental and human rights abuses. From undercover investigations, to high level lobby meetings, we aim to engage on every level where we might make a difference and bring about change.

One Earth Future

One Earth Future

The One Earth Future (OEF) Foundation is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization founded in 2007. OEF’s vision is a world beyond war, achieved by the development of new and effective systems of cooperation, coordination, and decision making, i.e. “governance”. As an operating foundation, OEF uses a ‘Think and Do Tank’ model.

Whole Planet Foundation

Whole Planet Foundation

Whole Planet Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization established by Whole Foods Market that provides grants to microfinance institutions in Latin America, Africa and Asia who in turn develop and offer microenterprise loan programs, training and other financial services to the self-employed poor.

THNK: Creative Leadership

THNK: Creative Leadership

Social inequality, evolution of technology, dwindling resources, climate change, the collapse of financial institutions. THNK, the Amsterdam School of Creative Leadership, is on a mission to develop the next generation of creative leaders that will have a significant societal impact in our world.

CEPR

CEPR

The Center for Economic and Policy Research promotes democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people’s lives through presenting issues understandable manner, so that the public is better prepared to choose among various policy options.

CorpWatch

CorpWatch

The actions of private corporations have very real impact on public life. CorpWatch employs investigative research and journalism to expose corporate malfeasance and to advocate for multinational corporate accountability and transparency.

IGLHR

IGLHR

The mission of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights is to promote and defend human, women’s and worker’s rights in the global economy. With a highly experienced team of international advocates, the IGLHR supports exploited workers all over the developing world.

Oxfam International

Oxfam International

Oxfam International is part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty. We work directly with communities and seek to influence the powerful to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods, and have a say in decisions that affect them.

Insurance Information Institute

Insurance Information Institute

The Insurance Information Institute’s mission is to improve public understanding of insurance – what it does and how it works. It is recognized by the media, governments, regulatory organizations, universities and the public as a primary source of information, analysis and referral.

OECD: Environment

OECD: Environment

The OECD’s environmental research covers topics such as: Biodiversity, Water, and Natural Resource Management; Climate Change; Consumption and Innovation; and Sustainable Development. OECD works on ecosystem services valuation, and creation of economic incentives and markets…

OECD: Regulatory Reform

OECD: Regulatory Reform

The OECD Int’l Regulation Database compiles a set of quantitative indicators to measure cross-country differences in product market regulations in recent years. The database is used in reviews of regulatory reform and analyses of regulation on economic performance in Member countries.

OECD: Regional Development

OECD: Regional Development

The OECD’s Territorial Development Policy Committee is a unique international forum for policy analysis and exchange of information on regional development, regional competitiveness, urban development, rural development, multi-level governance and regional statistics and indicators.

OECD: Public Governance

OECD: Public Governance

The Regulatory Policy Division builds policy support for the development of good regulations in member countries. Particular emphasis is placed on researching and disseminating information on best practice relating to regulatory policy, institutions and tools.

Institute for America’s Future

Institute for America’s Future

IAF is devoted to the development of a compelling progressive economic agenda and message — to make clear what progressives stand for, articulate the philosophy and values underlying the policies, and frame them in new ways that will resonate with the majority of average Americans.

PS: Worldly Philosophers

PS: Worldly Philosophers

Edited by the Director of the Institute for Human Sciences and noted philosopher Krzysztof Michalski, the Project Syndicate Worldly Philosophers series provides papers by thinkers including philosophers, historians, political scientists, and public intellectuals and statesmen.

PS: Science and Society

PS: Science and Society

Project Syndicate brings cutting-edge science alive by deciphering esoteric ideas and translating them into a language that newspaper readers can understand. Science and Society brings to readers many of the great minds working at the cusp of scientific progress.

PS: Earth in the Balance

PS: Earth in the Balance

Project Syndicate provides commentaries written by heads of state and government and leading opinion-makers from business, academia, and civil society on subjects ranging from the effects of global warming to energy security, green economic growth, and adaptation to climate change.

OECD: Insurance and Pensions

OECD: Insurance and Pensions

The OECD Insurance Committee’s work focuses on priorities including: liberalisation of markets, private pensions, private health insurance, governance, mitigation and compensation of catastrophic and environmental risks, monitoring of re/insurance markets and regulations.

OECD: Innovation

OECD: Innovation

Economic growth and increases in resource consumption and environmental degradation can be de-coupled to a considerable extent. This is realised by changing the nature of goods and services we produce, and how we produce, distribute and use them, through technological change and innovation.

OECD: Industry and Entrepreneurship

OECD: Industry and Entrepreneurship

The OECD Committee for Industry, Innovation and Entrepreneurship looks at economic behaviour at firm and sectoral levels to complement macro-level analyses by other OECD bodies. It examines developments in industry, issues of industrial adaptation, and trends in related policies.

OECD: Finance

OECD: Finance

The OECD promotes liberalisation in financial services and the development of international financial best practices, and helps foster the integration of other countries into the global financial systems. The Committee on Financial Markets deals with issues in financial markets.

OECD: Economy

OECD: Economy

The OECD general assessment of the global economic outlook is based on rigorous analysis of recent developments, following a defined process. This provides the basis for a set of internationally consistent, but conditional projections for each OECD country as well as key non-member economies.

OECD: Development

OECD: Development

OECD’s Perspectives on Global Development examines the impact of the rise of large emerging economies on development, poverty and inequality. The world’s centre of economic gravity has moved east and south, but the opportunities and risks for poor countries are only starting to be understood.

OECD: Corporate Governance

OECD: Corporate Governance

The OECD Principles of Corporate Governance are the benchmark for good corporate governance. They are used by governments, regulators, investors, corporations and stakeholders and have been adopted by the Financial Stability Board as one of the Twelve Key Standards for Sound Financial Systems.

IPS: Inequality and the Common Good

IPS: Inequality and the Common Good

The Institute for Policy Studies Program on Inequality and the Common Good focuses on the dangers that growing inequality pose for U.S. democracy, economic health and civic life. The Program runs a number of projects, and presents research in the form of books and reports.

Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders defends journalists and media assistants imprisoned or persecuted, fights against censorship, gives financial aid each year to 300 or so journalists or media outlets in difficulty, and works to improve the safety of journalists, especially those reporting in war zones.

GA: Health and Aging

GA: Health and Aging

The Health and Aging research programme of The Geneva Association brings together analyses, studies, and research linked to health provision and insurance, with an emphasis on a changing demographic structure whereby the population over 60 largely exceeds that of other groups.

GA: Pensions

GA: Pensions

The Geneva Association’s Four Pillars Programme is a research programme set up with the aim of studying the key importance in the new service economy of Social Security, Insurance, Savings and Employment. The programme focuses on the future of pensions, welfare and employment.

EPI: Retirement

EPI: Retirement

The Economic Policy Institute’s retirement program examines the inequities in the current system and promotes initiatives that protect Social Security and lead to universal, secure and adequate retirement policies.

EPI: Labor Policy

EPI: Labor Policy

The Economic Policy Institute’s research reflects its belief that strong unions and employees’ rights to organize foster a strong middle class, especially in times of high unemployment and overall job insecurity.

EPI: Jobs, Wages, Living Standards

EPI: Jobs, Wages, Living Standards

The Economic Policy Institute’s thorough research in this area is as critical as ever and focuses on understanding the intricacies of high unemployment, mass underemployment, and sluggish wage growth in the U.S. labor market.

EPI: Immigration

EPI: Immigration

The Economic Policy Institute proposes comprehensive immigration reform that improves wages for American workers while helping address the needs of U.S. employers during shifting labor market conditions.

EPI: Health

EPI: Health

The Economic Policy Institute’s Health Policy Research team analyzes the U.S. health care system through the lens of low and moderate income families’ living standards, with special attention to employer-sponsored health insurance, the burden of health costs, and disparities in access and outcomes.

EPI: Education

EPI: Education

The Economic Policy Institute documents impacts of social and economic inequality on student achievement, and suggests policies to narrow outcome gaps between middle class and disadvantaged students. EPI research refutes false assumptions behind attacks on public education.

Economic Policy Institute

Economic Policy Institute

The Economic Policy Institute was created to broaden discussions about economic policy to include the needs of low and middle-income workers. EPI proposes public policies that protect and improve the economic conditions of low- and middle-income workers.

The Institute for the Study of Labor

The Institute for the Study of Labor

IZA is a private independent economic research institute focused on the analysis of global labor markets. Operating an international network of 1,100 economists and researchers in more than 40 countries, the institute provides publications and events, and advises on labor market issues.

OECD: Social and Welfare Issues

OECD: Social and Welfare Issues

The Development Centre’s Work on Poverty Reduction and Social Development reveals the cost of lack of coherence in policy making, and shows how development strategies can become more inclusive. Employment and social protection, gender equality and migration merit special attention.

OECD

OECD

The mission of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions.

PS: Human Rights Revolution

PS: Human Rights Revolution

Universal ideals of human rights increasingly guide, or are at least used to justify, the policies – including the military policies – of major powers. Project Syndicate gets to the heart of the issues with contributions from some of the world’s most distinguished statesmen and academics.

PS: Health and Medicine

PS: Health and Medicine

Medicine is being transformed by a scientific and technological revolution. Committed to identifying and presenting ideas that demand wider attention, Project Syndicate’s series of commentaries on Health and Medicine brings medical discoveries and policy issues to newspaper readers everywhere.

Project Syndicate – A World of Ideas

Project Syndicate – A World of Ideas

Project Syndicate is the world’s pre-eminent source of original op-ed commentaries. A unique collaboration of distinguished opinion makers from every corner of the globe, it provides incisive perspectives on our changing world by those who are shaping its politics, economics, science, and culture.

UN: Economic and Social Affairs

UN: Economic and Social Affairs

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs helps countries around the world to meet their economic, social and environmental challenges. DESA’s mission – to promote development for all – reflects a fundamental concern for equity and equality in all countries.

UN Development Programme

UN Development Programme

The United Nations Development Programme “is the UN’s global development network, which advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP works with countries on their solutions to development challenges.

US Nat’l Center for Education Statistics

US Nat’l Center for Education Statistics

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences.

US Institute of Education Sciences

US Institute of Education Sciences

The US Dep’t of Education, Institute of Education Sciences’ mission is to provide evidence on which to ground education practice and policy and share this information broadly. By identifying what works, what doesn’t, and why, we aim to improve educational outcomes for all students.

OECD PISA

OECD PISA

Are students well prepared for future challenges? Can they analyse, reason and communicate effectively? Do they have the capacity to continue learning throughout life? The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) answers these questions and more.

Education Policy and Governance

Education Policy and Governance

The Program on Education Policy and Governance core missions are to provide scientific training for young scholars, to foster a national community of reform-minded scientific researchers, and to produce studies that provide a scientific basis for school reform policy.

GAO: Retirement Security

GAO: Retirement Security

The GAO provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Retirement Security. Covered topics include Veterans’ Pension Benefits, 401(k) Plans, Unemployed Older Workers, Defined Contributions Plans, Defined Benefit Plans, and Private Pensions.

GAO: Justice and Law Enforcement

GAO: Justice and Law Enforcement

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Justice and Law Enforcement. Covered topics include Medicare, Border Patrol, Counterterrorism, Securities Investor Protection, Immigrant Integration, Fraud Detection, and Prisons.

GAO: Human Capital

GAO: Human Capital

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Human Capital. Covered topics include Disaster Assistance, Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Private Pensions, Credit Rating Agencies, Education, Labor, and Performance Management.

GAO: Health Care

GAO: Health Care

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Health Care. Covered topics include Prescription Drugs, Medicare, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Veterans’ Health, FDA, and Group Purchasing Organisations.

GAO: Employment

GAO: Employment

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Employment. Covered topics include disability employment, workplace safety and health, defined contribution plans, private pensions, unemployment insurance, and budget and spending.

GAO: Education

GAO: Education

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Education. Covered topics include Charter Schools, Higher Education, Financial Literacy, K-12 Education, Early Child Care, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education.

GAO: Agriculture and Food

GAO: Agriculture and Food

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Agriculture and Food. Covered topics include Seafood Safety, Farms, Crops, Antibiotic Use, Homeland Security, USDA Modernization, Food Labeling, and Herbal Dietary Supplements.

Government Accountability Office

Government Accountability Office

The US Government Accountability Office is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. GAO investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars, its Mission is to support Congress, to improve performance, and to ensure accountability.

CBO: Disaster Relief

CBO: Disaster Relief

In the wake of large-scale natural or human-caused disasters, the federal government provides support for emergency response and recovery largely through the Federal Emergency Management Agency and by the Small Business Administration. CBO analyses the governments response policies.

CBO: Housing

CBO: Housing

The federal government plays a substantial role in the housing market including purchasing and guarantying loans from banks and other lenders, and increasing the availability of mortgages. CBO’s work assesses such policies and analyzes proposals for legislation that would affect the housing market.

CBO: Taxes

CBO: Taxes

Under current law, revenues will rise significantly from their recent low relative to GDP over the next few years as the economy recovers and tax reductions expire. CBO analyzes the budgetary and economic effects of various features of the current tax code and proposals for changes in the tax code.

CBO: Retirement

CBO: Retirement

The federal government devotes a substantial share of its budget to benefits for the nation’s retirees. Tax incentives are one of the largest preferences in the federal income tax code. CBO regularly analyzes a wide range of proposals to change those programs or those elements of the tax code.

CBO: Health Care

CBO: Health Care

Growth in spending on health care programs is one of the central fiscal challenges facing the federal government. Health care spending per person has grown faster than the nation’s economic output per person, this poses a challenge. CBO studies proposals for delivering and financing health care.

CBO: Education

CBO: Education

The federal government annually provides funding for K–12 schooling and helps students finance higher education. In the last ten years, the volume of outstanding federal student loans more than quadrupled to reach $630 billion. CBO has analyzed the costs and impact of these policies.

CBO: Poverty and Income Security

CBO: Poverty and Income Security

The share of people living in the United States in families with income below the official federal poverty threshold has fluctuated over the past several decades. CBO analyzes federal programs that aim to reduce poverty, alleviating poverty’s adverse consequences, and enhance income security.

CBO: Employment and Labor Markets

CBO: Employment and Labor Markets

CBO analyzes the causes and consequences of unemployment, the effects of the unemployment insurance program, the impact of various policy proposals that might affect employment, and other issues concerning labor markets such as people’s participation in the labor force.

CBO: Immigration

CBO: Immigration

In 2009, the US granted permanent resident status to 1.1 million people, temporary admission to 5.8 million, and citizenship to 744,000. 1 in 7 people in the US labor force are foreign-born workers. CBO analyzes trends in immigration and policy proposals that would affect immigration.

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

The Congressional Budget Office produces independent, nonpartisan, timely analysis of economic and budgetary issues to support the Congressional budget process. The agency’s nonpartisanship is evident in the reports and cost estimates its economists and policy analysts produce.