The North-South Institute


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Our Mission

Founded in 1976, The North-South Institute (NSI) is Canada’s leading independent policy research institution specializing in effective international development.

Ranked in 2011 and 2012 as the world’s top small think tank by the Global Go To Think Tank Index, NSI’s mission is to conduct high quality, policy-relevant research, and stimulate constructive dialogue and debate, that contributes to a safe and prosperous world free of poverty and extreme inequality.

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About The North-South Institute

The North-South Institute (NSI) is an independent, nonprofit corporation established in 1976 to conduct professional and policy-relevant research on Canada's relations with developing countries. Guided by its motto, "Research for a Fairer World," the Institute investigates and analyzes a wide range of world development issues, including Canadian foreign policy, international trade and finance, gender equality, development assistance programs, civil society and good governance, conflict prevention, and corporate responsibility. The results of this research are shared through publications, seminars and conferences to help generate greater understanding of the problems and opportunities facing Canada and developing countries. The NSI is nonpartisan and collaborates with a wide range of Canadian and international organizations. It is governed by an independent board of directors and receives public- and private-sector funding.

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