Organisation

Centre for International Governance Innovation

Acronym:
CIGI

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank whose peer-reviewed research and trusted analysis influence policy makers to innovate.

Report

An international intellectual property and digital trade strategy for Canada

To remain competitive on a global scale, Canada needs to enhance its domestic intellectual property (IP) and digital trade strategies with an international approach that can respond to constantly changing global economic conditions.
Briefing paper

Helping organizations master data governance

There is currently no standard in place to provide guidance on the deployment of corporate data policies to manage ethics, transparency and trust in data value chains. This policy brief proposes issues that should be covered in the proposed standard.
Article

“Go Hard, Go Early”: human security, economic security and New Zealand’s response to COVID-19

COVID-19 has laid bare the risks and vulnerabilities of small states in a global security environment characterized by large volumes of tourism and immigration, and dependencies in international student and agricultural markets and on vital supplies. In this article, the author asks why are New...
Briefing paper

Data Standards Task Force for digital cooperation

This policy brief proposes an alternative to the status quo, the creation of a new institution named the Data Standards Task Force (DSTF). The ultimate objective of the DSTF would be to create the required architecture for a “single data zone,” where data can circulate...
Briefing paper

Standards for cybersecure IoT devices: a way forward

In the absence of broad-based regulations, setting the bar for minimum cybersecurity features for internet-of-things (IoT) devices, standards and certification represent the last line of defence to protect consumers, governments, industry and critical infrastructure from cybercriminals and state-sponsored cyberattacks. This paper calls for a new...