In the Spring of 2015, CIGI released a Strategic Plan outlining the think tank’s key priorities for the next five years, based on broad consultations with stakeholders internationally, as well as internally among CIGI’s roster of global experts. CIGI’s Strategic Plan 2015–2020 presents a broad research strategy and forecasts challenges, opportunities and emerging trends in global governance policy. For additional discussion of the governance trends informing CIGI’s research trajectory, see the CIGI Commentary “Ten Trends That Could Shake Global Policy Thinking.”


CIGI is committed to ongoing reflection and learning about its programming and operations. As a condition of the funding received from the Government of Canada and Ontario Government, CIGI conducts organization-wide evaluations as well as periodic program and project evaluations. All evaluations are conducted by third party evaluators who engage with numerous CIGI stakeholders to assess CIGI’s performance and relevance.