Institutional Partners

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is engaged with partners both in Canada and across the Pacific. These partnerships enable us to widen our networks, inform our research, and establish ourselves as the primary resource for Canada-Asia research and policy advice.

National Bureau of Asian Research (U.S.A.)

National Bureau of Asian Research (U.S.A.)

APF Canada has recently partnered with the U.S.-based National Bureau of Asian Research’s Asia Policy journal as a content and distribution partner. Asia Policy is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal presenting policy-relevant academic research on the Asia Pacific that draws clear and concise conclusions useful to today’s policy-makers. The journal is published quarterly in January, April, July, and October. As a consortium partner, APF Canada will contribute to the Asia Policy editorial board and advisory committee.

Based in Seattle, Washington, with a branch office in Washington, D.C., the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) has developed a reputation as a global go-to think tank on Asia policy. As a nonpartisan organization, NBR has cultivated relationships for more than 30 years with top specialists and the highest-level decision-makers in the Executive Branch and Congress of the U.S. federal government.

Chile Pacific Foundation

Chile Pacific Foundation

Since its founding in 1994, the Chile Pacific Foundation (Fundación Chilena del Pacífico) has played an important role in advocating for Chile's free trade projection towards Asia Pacific markets. The Foundation has been proactive in promoting a broad array of initiatives that aim to foster Chile's economic and overall integration with Pacific economies.

Located in Chile's capital of Santiago, the Foundation, which also holds the Chilean secretariat for the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC), works in close collaboration with the public sector through a number of government agencies, most notably Chile's Undersecretary of International Economic Affairs (Subrei).

The Foundation is a private-public institution that encourages cross-cutting dialogue in Chile with the purpose of developing free trade oriented policies for the Pacific region. The Foundation continues to develop Chile's opinion leaders' understanding of the Pacific and its potential for trade and economic growth. 

Observer Research Foundation

Observer Research Foundation

The Observer Research Foundation (ORF) is India's largest independent, non-profit, public policy think-tank set up with the objective of aiding and informing policies for a sustainable and strong India in a prosperous and equitable world. ORF's aim is to encourage voices from all quarters, geographies, and genders, including those that fall in and those that question dominant narratives. It is this plurality of thought and voice – in a country of more than one billion individuals – that ORF seeks to carry abroad, while simultaneously bringing contemporary global debates to India.

ORF pursues these goals by providing informed and varied perspectives, conducting in-depth research, and curating stimulating discussions. The research activities of ORF cover a wide range of disciplines, including strategic studies, economy and growth, technology and media, energy, climate change and sustainable development, and political economy.