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.

Briefing paper

Accelerating a just transition to smart, sustainable cities

Smart cities collect and use data to better manage resources, provide services and allocate assets. This policy brief explores both the potential benefits and the negative consequences of the smart city approach to the governance of sustainability transitions.
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China’s experience in building a venture capital sector: four lessons for policy makers

This paper examines the history of China’s venture capital (VC) sector from the late 1980s to the present day and draws lessons on its decades-long experimentation with creating financing channels for early-stage technology business growth.
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Data is divisive: a history of public communications on e-commerce, 1998–2020

For 22 years, the members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) have been discussing how to govern e-commerce and the data that underpins it. Using qualitative techniques to analyse these communications, the authors of this paper found that throughout the 22-year period, member states were...
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Technology-facilitated gender-based violence: an overview

This paper serves as an introduction to technology-facilitated gender-based violence (TFGBV) and many of the concepts that will serve as the basis for a new research project. Relying on the research done to date on TFGBV, this paper reviews some of the more common forms...
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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.