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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.