Models for Platform Governance

Despite growing calls for global platform governance, no solution has been found. To begin to address this, CIGI has convened leading thinkers to explore new models for governing digital platforms. Given their unprecedented influence on democracy and the global economy alike, a cohesive framework for platform governance is crucial.

Mainstreaming Gender in Trade Agreements

The 2017 Buenos Aires Joint Declaration on Trade and Women’s Economic Empowerment emphasized the key relationship between trade policy and gender, and World Trade Organization members are beginning to take steps to improve transparency, share best practices, gather data and include gender considerations in trade negotiations. But there is much more to be done.

Environmental Challenges on Indigenous Lands

Indigenous lands are under ever-increasing pressure from governments and extractive sector corporations that are eager to encourage economic development and foreign investment.

Governing Cyberspace during a Crisis in Trust

On one hand, technology has led to convenience, efficiency and wealth creation. On the other hand, this great push to digitize society has meant building inherent vulnerability into the core of the economic model. This is all taking place atop a deeply fragmented and underdeveloped system of global rules.

Data Governance in the Digital Age

Data is being hailed as “the new oil.” The analogy seems appropriate given the growing amount of data being collected, and the advances made in its gathering, storage, manipulation and use for commercial, social and political purposes.

Reshaping Trade through Women's Economic Empowerment

At the December 2017 World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires, 118 WTO members joined forces to conclude the Declaration on Trade and Women's Economic Empowerment.

Brexit's Impact on International Law

In this series, international law experts from Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States, comment on Brexit’s international and domestic law and governance implications.

New Thinking on Innovation

Innovation is the puzzle at the heart of the knowledge economy. Unlock its secrets, and innovation will drive productivity and, in time, standards of living. Yet it remains a conundrum. In the coming weeks, a series of essays will marshall new thinking, and bring together a community of scholars and practitioners who offer fresh approaches.

NAFTA and the Knowledge Economy

Over the coming days, the Centre for International Governance Innovation will be publishing a series providing expert analysis and opinion from leading thinkers about what the modernization of the quarter-century-old North American Free Trade Agreement will mean for the knowledge economy in Canada and the people who turn ideas into innovations within one of the world’s largest free trade zones.