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The following resource links provide readers with research studies and reports, case studies and contacts with organizations which are actively pursuing economic, political or social research objectives. The Carlisle Institute lists organizations in this section solely as a way of providing access to a spectrum of views. Listings do not constitute an endorsement of the views, perspectives or research of the respective organizations in any way. The Carlisle Institute is not responsible for any errors or omissions that may inadvertently occur in the listings located within the resource links section.

Ash Center for Democratic Innovation and Governance
At the Harvard Kennedy School, the Roy and Lila Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation advances excellence and innovation in governance and public policy through research, education, and public discussion. The Ford Foundation is a founding donor of the Center. Three major programs support our mission: the Program on Democratic Governance, the Innovations in Government Program; and the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia.

Brookings Institution
The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, to provide innovative, practical recommendations that advance three broad goals: to strengthen American democracy; foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans and secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system.

Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance
The largest high-tech association in Canada, CATAAlliance matches businesses with opportunities across almost every sector. CATAAlliance members are connected with investment and partnership opportunities with the major global companies. Through its “Innovation Nation” program, CEOs come together to catalyze the development of the Canadian business environment. CATA is the foundation for commercialization, market research, networking, events, access to other associations, and professional development, across Canada.

The Centre for International Governance Innovation
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is an independent, nonpartisan think tank on international governance. Led by experienced practitioners and distinguished academics, CIGI supports research, forms networks, advances policy debate and generates ideas for multilateral governance improvements. Conducting an active agenda of research, events and publications, CIGI's interdisciplinary work includes collaboration with policy, business and academic communities around the world.

Economic Policy Institute
The Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit Washington D.C. think tank, was created in 1986 to broaden the discussion about economic policy to include the interests of low- and middle-income workers. Today, with global competition expanding, wage inequality rising, and the methods and nature of work changing in fundamental ways, it is as crucial as ever that people who work for a living have a voice in the economic discourse.

Institute for Research on Public Policy
Founded in 1972, the Institute for Research on Public Policy is an independent, national, bilingual, nonprofit organization. The IRPP seeks to improve public policy in Canada by generating research, providing insight and sparking debate on current and emerging policy issues facing Canadians and their governments. The Institute's independence is assured by an endowment fund, to which federal and provincial governments and the private sector contributed in the early 1970s.

Institute for New Economic Thinking
The Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) was created to broaden and accelerate the development of new economic thinking that can lead to solutions for the great challenges of the 21st century. INET is supporting this fundamental shift in economic thinking through research funding, community building, and spreading the word about the need for change. We already are a global community of thousands of new economic thinkers, ranging from Nobel Prize winning economists to teachers and students who have emerged out from the shadows of prevailing economic thought, attracted by the promise of a free and open economic discourse.

The International Economy
Founded over twenty years ago, The International Economy is a specialized quarterly magazine covering global financial policy, economic trends, and international trade. Labeled by the Washington Post “that precocious Washington [quarterly],” the publication is edited for and read by central bankers, politicians, and members of the financial community including professional investment managers, macroeconomic specialists, and high net-worth global investors.

Ivey Centre for Health Innovation and Leadership
The Ivey Centre for Health Innovation and Leadership is preparing health leaders with the skills they need to identify, assess and facilitate the adoption of innovative technologies, systems and processes that our health systems need in order to be sustainable. The Centre is addressing health care’s “innovation adoption deficit” and the persistent lack of highly-trained and skilled leaders and change-agents able to commercialize innovation or effectively implement new systems and management processes in both the private sector and in our publicly funded health care institutions.

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
The OECD is a unique forum where the governments of 30 democracies work together to address the economic, social, and environmental challenges of globalization. The OECD is also at the forefront of efforts to understand and to help governments respond to new developments and concerns, such as corporate governance, the information economy, and the challenges of an ageing population. The Organisation provides a setting where governments can compare policy experiences, seek answers to common problems, identify good practice, and work to co-ordinate domestic and international policies.

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