Partner Institutes 2012-2013

 

The World Economic Forum’s Centre for Global Competitiveness and Performance is pleased to acknowledge and thank the following organizations as its valued Partner Institutes, without which the realization of The Global Competitiveness Report 2012 – 2013 would not have been feasible:  

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Albania
Institute for Contemporary Studies (ISB)
Artan Hoxha, President
Elira Jorgoni, Senior Expert and Project Manager
Endrit Kapaj, Researcher

Algeria
Centre de Recherche en Economie Appliquée pour le Développement (CREAD)
Youcef Benabdallah, Assistant Professor
Yassine Ferfera, Director

Argentina
IAE—Universidad Austral
Eduardo Luis Fracchia, Professor
Santiago Novoa, Project Manager

Armenia
Economy and Values Research Center
Manuk Hergnyan, Chairman
Sevak Hovhannisyan, Board Member and Senior Associate
Gohar Malumyan, Research Associate

Australia
Australian Industry Group
Colleen Dowling, Senior Research Coordinator
Innes Willox, Chief Executive

Austria
Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO)
Karl Aiginger, Director
Gerhard Schwarz, Coordinator, Survey Department

Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan Marketing Society
Fuad Aliyev, Deputy Chairman
Ashraf Hajiyev, Consultant

Bahrain
Bahrain Economic Development Board
Kamal Bin Ahmed, Minister of Transportation and Acting Chief Executive of the Economic Development Board
Nada Azmi, Manager, Economic Planning and Development
Maryam Matter, Coordinator, Economic Planning and Development

Bangladesh
Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD)
Mustafizur Rahman, Executive Director
Khondaker Golam Moazzem, Senior Research Fellow
Kishore Kumer Basak, Research Associate

Barbados
Sir Arthur Lewis Institute for Social and Economic Studies, University of West Indies (UWI)
Judy Whitehead, Director

Belgium
Vlerick Business School
Priscilla Boairdi, Associate, Competence Centre Entrepreneurship, Governance and Strategy
Wim Moesen, Professor
Leo Sleuwaegen, Professor, Competence Centre Entrepreneurship, Governance and Strategy

Benin
CAPOD - Conception et Analyse de Politiques de Développement
Epiphane Adjovi, Business Coordinator
Maria-Odile Attanasso, Deputy Coordinator
Fructueux Deguenonvo, Researcher

Bosnia and Herzegovina
MIT Center, School of Economics and Business in Sarajevo, University of Sarajevo
Zlatko Lagumdzija, Professor
Zeljko Sain, Executive Director
Jasmina Selimovic, Assistant Director

Botswana
Botswana National Productivity Centre
Letsogile Batsetswe, Research Consultant and Statistician
Baeti Molake, Executive Director
Phumzile Thobokwe, Manager, Information and Research Services Department

Brazil
Fundação Dom Cabral Bradesco Innovation Center
Carlos Arruda, International Relations Director, Innovation and Competitiveness Professor
Daniel Berger, Bachelor Student in Economics
Fabiana Madsen, Economist and Associate Researcher
Movimento Brasil Competitivo (MBC)
Erik Camarano, Director President
Carolina Aichinger, Project Coordinator

Brunei Darussalam
Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources
Pehin Dato Yahya Bakar, Minister
Normah Suria Hayati Jamil Al-Sufri, Permanent Secretary

Bulgaria
Center for Economic Development
Adriana Daganova, Expert, International Programmes and Projects
Anelia Damianova, Senior Expert

Burkina Faso
lnstitut Supérieure des Sciences de la Population (ISSP), University of Ouagadougou
Baya Banza, Director

Burundi
University Research Centre for Economic and Social Development (CURDES), National University of Burundi
Banderembako Deo, Director
Gilbert Niyongabo, Dean, Faculty of Economics & Management

Cambodia
Economic Institute of Cambodia
Sok Hach, President
Sokheng Sam, Researcher

Cameroon
Comité de Compétitivité (Competitiveness Committee)
Lucien Sanzouango, Permanent Secretary

Canada
The Conference Board of Canada
Michael R. Bloom, Vice-President, Organizational Effectiveness & Learning
Douglas Watt, Associate Director

Cape Verde
INOVE RESEARCH—Investigação e Desenvolvimento, Lda
José Mendes, Chief Executive Officer
Júlio Delgado, Partner and Senior Researcher
Sara França Silva, Project Manager

Chad
Groupe de Recherches Alternatives et de Monitoring du Projet Pétrole-Tchad-Cameroun (GRAMP-TC)
Antoine Doudjidingao, Researcher
Gilbert Maoundonodji, Director
Celine Nénodji Mbaipeur, Programme Officer

Chile
Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
Fernando Larrain Aninat, Director of MBA
Leonidas Montes, Dean, School of Government

China
Institute of Economic System and Management, National Development and Reform Commission
Chen Wei, Research Fellow
Dong Ying, Professor
Zhou Haichun, Deputy Director and Professor
China Center for Economic Statistics Research, Tianjin University of Finance and Economics
Bojuan Zhao, Professor
Fan Yang, Professor Jian Wang, Associate Professor
Hongye Xiao, Professor
Lu Dong, Professor

Colombia
National Planning Department
Sara Patricia Rivera, Advisor
John Rodríguez, Coordinator, Competitiveness Observatory
Javier Villarreal, Enterprise Development Director
Colombian Private Council of Competitiveness
Rosario Córdoba, President
Marco Llinás, Vicepresident

Côte d’Ivoire
Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Côte d’Ivoire
Jean-Louis Billon, President
Mamadou Sarr, Director General

Croatia
National Competitiveness Council
Jadranka Gable, Advisor
Kresimir Jurlin, Research Fellow
Mira Lenardic, Senior Advisor

Cyprus
The European University
Bambos Papageorgiou, Head of Socioeconomic and Academic Research
cdbbank—The Cyprus Development Bank
Maria Markidou-Georgiadou, Manager, Business Development and Special Projects

Czech Republic
CMC Graduate School of Business
Tomas Janca, Executive Director

Denmark
Danish Technological Institute, Center for Policy and Business Development
Hanne Shapiro, Center Manager

Ecuador
ESPAE Graduate School of Management, Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL)
Elizabeth Arteaga, Project Assistant
Virginia Lasio, Director
Sara Wong, Professor

Egypt
The Egyptian Center for Economic Studies
Iman Al-Ayouty, Senior Economist
Omneia Helmy, Acting Executive Director and Director of Research

Estonia
Estonian Institute of Economic Research (ECES)
Evelin Ahermaa, Head of Economic Research Sector
Marje Josing, Director
Estonian Development Fund
Kitty Kubo, Head of Foresight
Ott Pärna, Chief Executive Officer

Ethiopia
African Institute of Management, Development and Governance
Zebenay Kifle, General Manager
Tegegne Teka, Senior Expert

Finland
ETLA—The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy
Petri Rouvinen, Research Director
Markku Kotilainen, Research Director
Pekka Ylä-Anttila, Managing Director

France
HEC School of Management, Paris
Bertrand Moingeon, Professor and Deputy Dean
Bernard Ramanantsoa, Professor and Dean

Gabon
Confédération Patronale Gabonaise
Regis Loussou Kiki, General Secretary
Gina Eyama Ondo, Assistant General Secretary
Henri Claude Oyima, President

Gambia, The
Gambia Economic and Social Development Research Institute (GESDRI)
Makaireh A. Njie, Director 

Georgia
Business Initiative for Reforms in Georgia
Tamara Janashia, Executive Director
Giga Makharadze, Founding Member of the Board of Directors
Mamuka Tsereteli, Founding Member of the Board of Directors

Germany
WHU—Otto Beisheim School of Management
Ralf Fendel, Professor of Monetary Economics
Michael Frenkel, Professor, Chair of Macroeconomics and International Economics

Ghana
Association of Ghana Industries (AGI)
Patricia Addy, Projects Officer
Nana Owusu-Afari, President
Seth Twum-Akwaboah, Executive Director 

Greece
SEV Hellenic Federation of Enterprises
Michael Mitsopoulos, Senior Advisor, Entrepreneurship
Thanasis Printsipas, Economist, Entrepreneurship

Guatemala
FUNDESA
Felipe Bosch G., President of the Board of Directors
Pablo Schneider, Economic Director
Juan Carlos Zapata, General Manager

Guinea
Confédération Patronale des Entreprises de Guinée
Mohamed Bénogo Conde, Secretary-General

Guyana
Institute of Development Studies, University of Guyana
Karen Pratt, Research Associate
Clive Thomas, Director

Haiti
Group Croissance SA
Pierre Lenz Dominique, Coordinator, Survey Department
Kesner Pharel, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman

Hong Kong SAR
Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce
David O’Rear, Chief Economist
Federation of Hong Kong Industries
Alexandra Poon, Director
The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce

Hungary
KOPINT-TÁRKI Economic Research Ltd.
Éva Palócz, Chief Executive Officer
Peter Vakhal, Project Manager

Iceland
Innovation Center Iceland
Ardis Armannsdottir, Marketing Manager
Karl Fridriksson, Managing Director of Human Resources and Marketing
Thorsteinn I. Sigfusson, Director

India
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General
Marut Sengupta, Deputy Director General
Gantakolla Srivastava, Head, Financial Services

Indonesia
Center for Industry, SME & Business Competition Studies, University of Trisakti
Tulus Tambunan, Professor and Director

Iran, Islamic Republic of
The Centre for Economic Studies and Surveys (CESS), Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture
Mohammad Janati Fard, Research Associate
Hamed Nikraftar, Project Manager
Farnaz Safdari, Research Associate 

Ireland
Institute for Business Development and Competitiveness School of Economics, University College Cork
Justin Doran, Principal Associate
Eleanor Doyle, Director
Catherine Kavanagh, Principal Associate
Forfás, Economic Analysis and Competitiveness Department
Adrian Devitt, Manager
Conor Hand, Economist

Israel
Manufacturers’ Association of Israel (MAI)
Dan Catarivas, Director
Amir Hayek, Managing Director
Zvi Oren, President 

Italy
SDA Bocconi School of Management
Secchi Carlo, Full Professor of Economic Policy, Bocconi University
Paola Dubini, Associate Professor, Bocconi University
Francesco A. Saviozzi, SDA Professor, Strategic and Entrepreneurial Management Department

Jamaica
Mona School of Business (MSB), The University of the West Indies
Patricia Douce, Project Administrator
Evan Duggan, Executive Director and Professor
William Lawrence, Director, Professional Services Unit

Japan
Keio University
Yoko Ishikura, Professor,Graduate School of Media Design
Heizo Takenaka, Director, Global Security Research Institute
Jiro Tamura, Professor of Law, Keio University
Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives)
Kiyohiko Ito, Managing Director, Keizai Doyukai 

Jordan
Ministry of Planning & International Cooperation
Jordan National Competitiveness Team
Kawther Al-Zou’bi, Head of Competitiveness Division
Basma Arabiyat, Researcher
Mukhallad Omari, Director of Policies and Studies Department

Kazakhstan
National Analytical Centre
Diana Tamabayeva, Project Manager
Vladislav Yezhov, Chairman

Kenya
Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi
Mohamud Jama, Director and Associate Research Professor
Paul Kamau, Senior Research Fellow
Dorothy McCormick, Research Professor

Korea, Republic of
College of Business School, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology KAIST
Byungtae Lee, Acting Dean
Sounghui Kim, Associate Dean and Professor
Jinyung Cha, Assistant Director, Exchange Programme
Korea Development Institute
Joohee Cho, Senior Research Associate
Yongsoo Lee, Head, Policy Survey Unit

Kuwait
Kuwait National Competitiveness Committee
Adel Al-Husainan, Committee Member
Fahed Al-Rashed, Committee Chairman
Sayer Al-Sayer, Committee Member

Kyrgyz Republic
Economic Policy Institute “Bishkek Consensus”
Lola Abduhametova, Program Coordinator
Marat Tazabekov, Chairman

Latvia
Stockholm School of Economics in Riga
Karlis Kreslins, EMBA Programme Director
Anders Paalzow, Rector

Lebanon
Bader Young Entrepreneurs Program
Antoine Abou-Samra, Managing Director
Farah Shamas, Program Coordinator

Lesotho
Private Sector Foundation of Lesotho
O.S.M. Moosa, President
Thabo Qhesi, Chief Executive Officer
Nteboheleng Thaele, Researcher

Libya
Libya Development Policy Center
Yusser Al-Gayed, Project Director
Ahmed Jehani, Chairman
Mohamed Wefati, Director

Lithuania
Statistics Lithuania
Ona Grigiene, Deputy Head, Knowledge Economy and Special Surveys Statistics Division
Vilija Lapeniene, Director General
Gediminas Samuolis, Head, Knowledge Economy and Special Surveys Statistics Division

Luxembourg
Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce
Christel Chatelain, Research Analyst
Stephanie Musialski, Research Analyst
Carlo Thelen, Chief Economist, Member of the Managing Board

Macedonia, FYR
National Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness Council (NECC)
Mirjana Apostolova, President of the Assembly
Dejan Janevski, Project Coordinator

Madagascar
Centre of Economic Studies, University of Antananarivo
Ravelomanana Mamy Raoul, Director
Razato Rarijaona Simon, Executive Secretary

Malawi
Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry
Hope Chavula, Public Private Dialogue Manager
Chancellor L. Kaferapanjira, Chief Executive Officer

Malaysia
Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS)
Jorah Ramlan, Senior Analyst, Economics
Steven C.M. Wong, Senior Director, Economics
Mahani Zainal Abidin, Chief Executive
Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC)
Mohd Razali Hussain, Director General
Lee Saw Hoon, Senior Director

Mali
Groupe de Recherche en Economie Appliquée et Théorique (GREAT)
Massa Coulibaly, Executive Director

Malta
Competitive Malta—Foundation for National Competitiveness
Margrith Lutschg-Emmenegger, Vice President
Adrian Said, Chief Coordinator
Caroline Sciortino, Research Coordinator

Mauritania
Centre d’Information Mauritanien pour le Développement Economique et Technique (CIMDET/CCIAM)
Lô Abdoul, Consultant and Analyst
Mehla Mint Ahmed, Director
Habib Sy, Administrative Agent and Analyst

Mauritius
Board of Investment of Mauritius
Nirmala Jeetah, Director, Planning and Policy
Ken Poonoosamy, Managing Director
Joint Economic Council
Raj Makoond, Director

Mexico
Center for Intellectual Capital and Competitiveness
Erika Ruiz Manzur, Executive Director
René Villarreal Arrambide, President and Chief Executive Officer
Rodrigo David Villarreal Ramos, Director
Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad (IMCO)
Priscila Garcia, Researcher
Manuel Molano, Deputy General Director
Juan E. Pardinas, General Director
Ministry of the Economy
Jose Antonio Torre, Undersecretary for Competitiveness and Standardization
Enrique Perret Erhard, Technical Secretary for Competitiveness
Narciso Suarez, Research Director, Secretary for Competitiveness

Moldova
Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova (AESM)
Grigore Belostecinic, Rector
Centre for Economic Research (CER)
Corneliu Gutu, Director

Mongolia
Open Society Forum (OSF)
Munkhsoyol Baatarjav, Manager of Economic Policy
Erdenejargal Perenlei, Executive Director

Montenegro
Institute for Strategic Studies and Prognoses (ISSP)
Maja Drakic, Project Manager
Petar Ivanovic, Chief Executive Officer
Veselin Vukotic, President

Morocco
Comité National de l'Environnement des Affaires
Seloua Benmbarek, Head of Mission

Mozambique
EconPolicy Research Group, Lda.
Peter Coughlin, Director
Donaldo Miguel Soares, Researcher
Ema Marta Soares, Assistant

Namibia
Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)
Graham Hopwood, Executive Director

Nepal
Centre for Economic Development and Administration (CEDA)
Ramesh Chandra Chitrakar, Professor, Country Coordinator and Project Director
Mahendra Raj Joshi, Member
Hari Dhoj Pant, Officiating Executive Director, Advisor, Survey project

Netherlands
INSCOPE: Research for Innovation, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Frans A. J. Van den Bosch, Professor
Henk W. Volberda, Director and Professor

New Zealand
The New Zealand Institute
Catherine Harland, Research Fellow
Oliver Hartwich, Executive Director

Nigeria
Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG)
Frank Nweke Jr., Director General
Chris Okpoko, Associate Director, Research
Foluso Phillips, Chairman

Norway
BI Norwegian Business School
Eskil Goldeng, Researcher
Torger Reve, Professor

Oman
The International Research Foundation
Salem Ben Nasser Al-Ismaily, Chairman
Public Authority for Investment Promotion and Export Development (PAIPED)
Mehdi Ali Juma, Expert for Economic Research

Pakistan
Mishal Pakistan
Puruesh Chaudhary, Director Content
Amir Jahangir, Chief Executive Officer

Paraguay
Centro de Análisis y Difusión de Economia Paraguaya (CADEP)
Dionisio Borda, Research Member
Fernando Masi, Director
María Belén Servín, Research Member

Peru
Centro de Desarrollo Industrial (CDI), Sociedad Nacional de Industrias
Néstor Asto, Project Director
Luis Tenorio, Executive Director

Philippines
Makati Business Club (MBC)
Michael B. Mundo, Chief Economist
Marc P. Opulencia, Deputy Director
Peter Angelo V. Perfecto, Executive Director
Management Association of the Philippines (MAP)
Arnold P. Salvador, Executive Director

Poland
Economic Institute, National Bank of Poland
Piotr Boguszewski, Advisor
Jarosław T. Jakubik, Deputy Director

Portugal
PROFORUM, Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Engenharia
Ilídio António de Ayala Serôdio, Vice President of the Board of Directors
Fórum de Administradores de Empresas (FAE)
Paulo Bandeira, General Director
Pedro do Carmo Costa, Member of the Board of Directors
Esmeralda Dourado, President of the Board of Directors

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico 2000, Inc.
Ivan Puig, President
Instituto de Competitividad Internacional, Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico
Francisco Montalvo, Project Coordinator

Qatar
Qatari Businessmen Association (QBA)
Sarah Abdallah, Deputy General Manager
Issa Abdul Salam Abu Issa, Secretary-General
Social and Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI)
Hanan Abdul Ibrahim, Associate Director
Darwish Al Emadi, Director

Romania
SC VBD Alliance Consulting Srl
Irina Ion, Program Coordinator
Rolan Orzan, General Director

Russian Federation
Bauman Innovation & Eurasia Competitiveness Institute
Katerina Marandi, Programme Manager
Alexey Prazdnichnykh, Principal and Managing Director
Stockholm School of Economics, Russia
Igor Dukeov, Area Principal
Carl F. Fey, Associate Dean of Research

Rwanda
Private Sector Federation
Hannington Namara, Chief Executive Officer
Andrew O. Rwigyema, Head of Research and Policy

Saudi Arabia
National Competitiveness Center (NCC)
Saud Khalid Al-Faisal, President
Khaldon Mahasen, Managing Director

Senegal
Centre de Recherches Economiques Appliquées (CREA), University of Dakar
Diop Ibrahima Thione, Director

Serbia
Foundation for the Advancement of Economics (FREN)
Mihail Arandarenko, Director
Aleksandar Radivojevic, Project Coordinator
Bojan Ristic, Researcher

Seychelles

Plutus Auditing & Accounting Services
Nicolas Boulle, Partner
Marco L. Francis, Partner

Singapore
Economic Development Board
Anna Chan, Assistant Managing Director, Planning & Policy
Cheng Wai San, Head, Research & Statistics Unit
Teo Xinyu, Executive, Research & Statistics Unit 

Slovak Republic
Business Alliance of Slovakia (PAS)
Robert Kicina, Executive Director

Slovenia
Institute for Economic Research
Sonja Uršic, Senior Research Assistant
Peter Stanovnik, Professor
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics
Mateja Drnovšek, Professor
Aleš Vahcic, Professor

South Africa
Business Leadership South Africa
Friede Dowie, Director
Thero Setiloane, Chief Executive Officer
Business Unity South Africa
Nomaxabiso Majokweni, Chief Executive Officer
Joan Stott, Executive Director, Economic Policy

Spain
IESE Business School, International Center for Competitiveness
María Luisa Blázquez, Research Associate
Antoni Subirà, Professor

Sri Lanka
Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS)
Ayodya Galappattige, Research Officer
Dilani Hirimuthugodage, Research Officer
Saman Kelegama, Executive Director

Suriname
Suriname Trade & Industry Association (VSB)
Helen Doelwijt, Executive Secretary
Rene van Essen, Director
Dayenne Wielingen Verwey, Economic Policy Officer

Swaziland
Federation of Swaziland Employers and Chamber of Commerce
Mduduzi Lokotfwako, Research Analyst
Zodwa Mabuza, Chief Executive Officer
Nyakwesi Motsa, Administration & Finance Manager

Sweden
International University of Entrepreneurship and Technology
Niclas Adler, President

Switzerland
University of St. Gallen, Executive School of Management, Technology and Law (ES-HSG)
Rubén Rodriguez Startz, Head of Project
Tobias Trütsch, Communications Manager

Taiwan, China
Council for Economic Planning and Development, Executive Yuan
Hung, J. B., Director, Economic Research Department
Shieh, Chung Chung, Researcher, Economic Research Department
Wu, Ming-Ji, Deputy Minister

Tajikistan
The Center for Sociological Research “Zerkalo”
Rahima Ashrapova, Assistant Researcher
Qahramon Baqoev, Director
Gulnora Beknazarova, Researcher

Tanzania
Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA)
Cornel Jahari, Researcher, Commissioned Research Department
Johansein Rutaihwa, Commissioned Researcher
Samuel Wangwe, Professor and Executive Director

Thailand
Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration, Chulalongkorn University
Pongsak Hoontrakul, Senior Research Fellow
Narudee Kiengsiri, President of Sasin Alumni Association
Toemsakdi Krishnamra, Director of Sasin
Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI)
Somchai Jitsuchon, Research Director
Chalongphob Sussangkarn, Distinguished Fellow
Yos Vajragupta, Senior Researcher

Timor-Leste
East Timor Development Agency (ETDA)
Jose Barreto, Survey Manager
Palmira Pires, Director
Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Timor-Leste
Kathleen Fon Ha Tchong Goncalves, Vice-President 

Trinidad and Tobago
Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business
Miguel Carillo, Executive Director and Professor of Strategy
Nirmala Harrylal, Director, Internationalisation and Institutional Relations Centre
The Competitiveness Company
Rolph Balgobin, Chairman

Tunisia
Institut Arabe des Chefs d’Entreprises
Ahmed Bouzguenda, President
Majdi Hassen, Executive Counsellor

Turkey
TUSIAD Sabanci University Competitiveness Forum
Izak Atiyas, Director
Selcuk Karaata, Vice Director
Sezen Ugurlu, Project Specialist 

Uganda
Kabano Research and Development Centre
Robert Apunyo, Program Manager
Delius Asiimwe, Executive Director
Catherine Ssekimpi, Research Associate

Ukraine
CASE Ukraine, Center for Social and Economic Research
Dmytro Boyarchuk, Executive Director
Vladimir Dubrovskiy, Leading Economist

United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development
H.E. Mohammed Omar Abdulla, Undersecretary
Dubai Economic Council
H.E. Hani Al Hamly, Secretary General
Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), Zayed University
Mouawiya Alawad, Director
Emirates Competitiveness Council
H.E. Abdulla Nasser Lootah, Secretary General

United Kingdom
LSE Enterprise Ltd, London School of Economics and Political Science
Adam Austerfield, Director of Projects
Niccolo Durazzi, Project Officer
Robyn Klingler Vidra, Researcher

Uruguay
Universidad ORT
Isidoro Hodara, Professor

Venezuela
CONAPRI—Venezuelan Council for Investment Promotion
Litsay Guerrero, Economic Affairs and Investor Services Manager
Eduardo Porcarelli, Executive Director

Vietnam
Ho Chi Min City Institute for Development Studies in HCMC (HIDS)
Nguyen Trong Hoa, Professor and President
Du Phuoc Tan, Head of Department
Trieu Thanh Son, Researcher

Yemen
Yemeni Businessmen Club YBC
Mohammed Esmail Hamanah, Executive Manager 
Fathi Abdulwasa Hayel Saeed, Chairman
Moneera Abdo Othman, Project Coordinator
MARcon Marketing Consulting
Margret Arning, Managing Director 

Zambia
Institute of Economic and Social Research (INESOR), University of Zambia
Patricia Funjika, Research Fellow
Jolly Kamwanga, Senior Research Fellow and Project Coordinator
Mubiana Macwan’gi, Director and Professor

Zimbabwe
Graduate School of Management, University of Zimbabwe
A. M. Hawkins, Professor

Belize, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
INCAE Business School, Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development (CLACDS)
Ronald Arce, Researcher
Arturo Condo, Rector
Marlene de Estrella, Director of External Relations
Lawrence Pratt, Director, CLACDS

Liberia and Sierra Leone
FJP Development and Management Consultants
Omodele R. N. Jones, Chief Executive Officer