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Afghanistan Economic and Legal Studies Organization (AELSO)

AELSO is a non governmental think thank that aims to introduce and promote a free market economy, the rule of law and good governance to the people of Afghanistan.


Albanian Center for Economic Research (ACER)

The Albanian Centre for Economic Research (ACER) is the Albania’s first independent non-profit, non-governmental organization aiming at high quality policy oriented research in economics with specific emphasis on subjects concerning the Albanian economy. The ACER’s philosophy is to build bridges between scholars, policy-makers and public opinion and foster the dialogue in the interest of accelerated reforming process, economic development and prosperity. The research activities at the ACER are divided into five areas: (1) Public Sector, (2) Household Sector, (3) Corporate Sector, (4) Macroeconomic Analysis and Forecasting Sector (5) Other Research Projects. Among the objectives of the ACER is to study subjects of wider economic interest and publish articles in its quarterly academic journals entitled: "Albanian Socio-Economic Review".



Fundación Libertad

Fundación Libertad is a private, non-profit institution working towards two main goals: the research and distribution of public-policy issues (specifically in socio-economic and business areas) and the promotion of the concept of a free-market society. Founded in Rosario, Argentina, in 1988 by a group of businessmen, professionals, and intellectuals, the Foundation has developed its activities with the support of more than 200 private companies. Its projects include courses, lectures, seminars, research, studies, and publications as well as a strong permanent presence in the media, through columns, and television and radio programs produced by the Foundation. These projects have focused on economic policies, education, regulations, and public spending. Outstanding guest speakers have delivered lectures and conferences for the Fundación Libertad; these include Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa, Nobel prize-winning economists such as Gary Becker, Douglass North, Robert Lucas, and James Buchanan, historian Paul Johnson, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Lech Walessa, and other intellectuals like Jean Francois Revel. Fundación Libertad has also led the creation of REFUNDAR, a network of Argentine foundations made up of ten organizations, located in the country’s major cities. This network has helped us spread our ideas all over the country and is affiliated with similar international organizations.



Centre of Political, Legal and Economic Researches and Forecasting (PLERF)

PLERF is a non-governmental organization created in 2002. Its mission is to assist the development of an effective socio-economic policy; to establish a free market based economy; and to contribute to the development of democracy in the Republic of Armenia. PLERF organizes seminars and conferences related to its goals and carries out researches, independent estimations of social and economic reforms, government policy in certain spheres, and assessment of transition process and surveys among experts and policy makers.


Institute of Public Affairs

Established in 1943, the IPA is Australia’s oldest and largest private-sector think-tank. Its aim is to foster prosperity and full employment, the rule of law, democratic freedoms, security from crime and invasion, and high standards in education and family life for the Australian people. To identify and promote the best means of securing these values, the IPA undertakes research, organizes seminars, and publishes widely.




TIGRA® is the premier Austrian think-tank on governance research. Headquartered in Salzburg, it was founded to study and advance effective and efficient economic policies. TIGRA® organizes workshops and publishes papers and reports. Their mission is "From analysis to action.” TIGRA® is a network of experts who provide effective market solutions to policy-makers. Special emphasis is put on knowledge management, monitoring the scope and quality of regulations ("cutting red tape”), and setting benchmarks.


Center for Economic and Political Research

The Center for Economic and Political Research, Azerbaijan, is a non-profit, non-governmental, research institute founded in 1994. Its mission is to facilitate the country’s democratization and economic liberaliza-tion and to increase the role of civil society. The main objectives of the Center’s activities are analyzing the economic situation and progress of market reforms, political processes, foreign political relations, and re-gional economic and political tendencies. The Center also conducts sociological surveys and holds con-ferences, round-tables, and seminars on different aspects of economic and political reforms in the country.



The Nassau Institute

The Nassau Institute is an independent, non-political, non-profit institute that promotes economic growth, employment, and entrepreneurial activity. It believes that this can best be achieved with a free-market economy and a decent society—one that embraces the rule of law, the right of private property, the free exchange of property and services, and the individual virtues of self-control, commitment, and good will.



Making Our Economy Right (MOER)

Making Our Economy Right (MOER) began in 1991. It is still the country's lone free-market body but never developed as a proper institute for lack of fund. Bangladesh government's complex rules and regulations that super-vise charities and NGOs are in practice mindboggling government inter-ference that keeps us miles away from any fund raising agenda. Under MOER banner we however continue to support free-market capitalism against all odds. In the Bangladesh socio political & economic context, in-dividual freedom and free markets increasingly seems the only way to peace & prosperity of the people. Keynes or Marx has lost their ground here. In this scenario, the advent of Facebook has been a strong support & has made the global libertarian academia, commentators, & activists ac-cessible to MOER. The online communication with free market individuals, groups, or political parties as well as with those who are not libertarian in thought appears far more effective and result oriented than years of newspaper op-eds and seminars.


Scientific Research Mises Center

Scientific Research Mises Center was founded in 2001. Its mission is to advance ideas and ideals of a free-market democratic society based on individual choice and personal responsibility and to create an open community of people who share those ideas. The centre promotes the original ideas of limited gov-ernment, individual liberty, and private property through publications and discussion forums and confer-ences. The goal of the Center is to demonstrate the power of private institutions, both for-profit and non-profit, to create a good society and to foster the understanding that free choice of a fully informed individ-ual is the foundation for a just, prosperous, and open society.



The Ludwig von Mises Institute-Europe

The Ludwig von Mises Institute-Europe was established on October 12, 2002 as a non-partisan think tank fostering an open and free society. We aim to: Promote a free and open economy with a particular focus on the economic ideas of the Austrian School; Bridge the gap between "Brussels" and the European citizens and between Eurocrats and Eurosceptics; Act as an interface between top academics, senior business leaders, respected media commentators, and leading politicians across the EU and Brussels; Connect liberal-minded individuals and organizations at national and international levels; and Teach young professionals and students to learn about the workings of the European Institutions and Liberal ideas.



Política Publicas para la Libertad (POPULI)

The mission of Política Publicas para la Libertad (POPULI) is to generate and promote public policies, in accordance with the country's social and economic realities, within the field of private enterprise, under the principle of state subsidiarity, preserving property rights, human rights, and strengthening the concept of liberty. Its vision is to generate and promote a benchmark of public policies while maintaining institutional independence and a strong commitment to the values of a free society.


Bosnia and Herzegovina

Center for Advancement of Free Enterprise

The Center for Advancement of Free Enterprise (CAFE), through its activities, is raising awareness of free market ideas, entrepreneurship, freedom and personal responsibility in Bosnia and Herzegovina. We offer Bosnian youth information on how to build their capacity and create a prosperous future. For the business sector, we promote policies and a mentality that encourages the creation of a market friendly environment by reducing taxes, duties, regulations, etc. CAFE is working to be a strong and honest partner to the entrepreneurial and business sector by working for open and free market to contribute jointly to brighter future in Bosnia and Herzegovina.



Instituto Liberal do Rio de Janeiro

Instituto Liberal was founded to persuade Brazilians of the advantages of a liberal order. It is a non-profit institution supported by donations and the sponsorship of private individuals and corporations. Its by-laws provide for a Board of Trustees and forbid any political or sectarian affiliations. The institute pub-lishes books, organizes seminars, and elaborates policy papers on subjects related to public policy.



Institute for Market Economics

Established in 1993, IME is the first independent economic think-tank in Bulgaria. It is a private, registered, non-profit corporation that receives international support and is widely respected for its expertise. IME designs and promotes solutions to the problems that Bulgaria is facing in its transition to a market economy, provides independent assessment and analysis of the government's economic policies, and supports an exchange of views on market economics and relevant policy issues.


Burkina Faso

Le Centre des Affaires Humaines (CEDAH)

Le Centre des Affaires Humaines (CEDAH) is a free-market educational and research public-policy think tank founded in December 2007 in Burkina Faso. The CEDAH is an independent, non-profit organization with no affiliations to any political party. It is financed entirely from contributions from individuals, organizations, and foundations. In order to protect its research independence, it does not accept grants from the government of Burkina Faso or political parties. The mission of CEDAH is to propose original and innovative solutions for the crafting of efficient public policies, using suc-cessful reforms applied elsewhere as models. The CEDAH studies how markets function with the aim of identifying the mechanisms and institutions that foster the prosperity and long-term welfare of all the individuals that make up our society.



The Cambodia Institute of Development Study

The Cambodia Institute of Development Study (CIDS) is a non-profit, independent, local research institute founded in December 2004. The Institute's mission is to provide high-quality research on the local and provincial levels in the specialized areas of economics, natural resources and environment, agriculture and rural development, and public finance and governance, within the context of world integration. Its objectives are to generate and disseminate research on the national and provincial economies, and to enhance the capacity and promote the professional development of local resources by providing training and practical research opportunities.



The Fraser Institute

Our vision is a free and prosperous world where individuals benefit from greater choice, competitive markets, and personal responsibility. Our mission is to measure, study, and communicate the impact of competitive markets and government interventions on the welfare of individuals. Founded in 1974, we are an independent research and educational organization with offices in Calgary, Montreal, Tampa, Toronto, and Vancouver, and international partners in over 70 countries. Our work is financed by tax-deductible contributions from thousands of individuals, organizations, and foundations. In order to protect its independence, the Institute does not accept grants from government or contracts for research.



Instituto Libertad y Desarrollo

Instituto Libertad y Desarrollo is a private think-tank wholly independent of any religious, political, financial, or governmental groups. It is committed to the free market and to political and economic freedom. It publishes studies and analyses of public-policy issues.



Center for China & Globalization

The Center for China & Globalization (CCG) is a non-profit and independent think tank. It has a pool of first-class scholars, business leaders and experts in government, addressing issues on the challenges and opportunities as how to position China in the process of globalization. CCG conducts timely strategic analysis and feasibility studies of policy-making options for China's economic development and social progress. The top-level experts, Chinese and foreign alike, help assess the regional and global implica-tions of China's rise in the context of international political and economic reconfiguration. CCG aims to become the leading international think tank for China's society and business community and seeks to remain independent, objective and constructive in all its research activities.



Instituto de Ciencia Politica

Since 1987, the Instituto de Ciencia Política (ICP) has established itself as a center of democratic thought and as an association of free men and women united by a common affection for an intellectual identity with the principles, values and feelings that constitute democracy as a political, economic, social and cul-tural system, and united also by their desire to act constantly and efficiently towards overcoming the lack of stability and mistakes of our political sector, in order to achieve economic, political, social and environ-mental development. ICP, as an influential think tank in the nation, has been able, through its studies, rec-ommendations and debates, to mediate decisively in the new directions and measures taken on different occasions by public authorities, as well as in the formation of new national political thought, favorable to the market economy, economic openness, necessary privatizations and the modernization of the State. The institution is not, nor aspires, to be a new political party or movement, and it is independent of parties, religions and governments. Its mission is to consecrate free market economy, competition and individual initiative, as well as the reduction of State intervention and control to the minimum indispensable, as fun-damental principles.


Costa Rica

Instituto para la Libertad y el Análisis de Políticas

The Instituto para la Libertad y el Análisis de Políticas (INLAP-the Institute for Liberty and Public Policy Analysis) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization created to defend and promote individual liberty through analysis of public policy and educational activities. Its specific objectives are to increase awareness of the moral foundations of liberty and to promote liberty as an individual right necessary to achieve the highest levels of economic and human development; and to foster changes in social organization and public policies by influencing the thinking of policy makers, community leaders, and citizens.

INLAP produces timely analyses of proposed laws, decrees, and regulations, and its recommendations provide guidance for elected officials who seek to achieve greater individual liberty and creativity and a more productive economy. It also conducts detailed studies of well-meant public policies that may ultimately have unintended adverse effects. The Institute's studies and recommendations are published in books, journals, and newspapers, appear as position papers and bulletins, and are also available via our website.

Côte d’Ivoire

Audace Institut Afrique

Audace Institut Afrique (AIA) is a think-tank that aims to promote classical liberalism, the theory and politics of the market economy, and the philosophy of the Austrian school in Africa. The Institute wishes to initiate reflections on the economic and political freedoms in Africa through the organization of symposia, seminars, conferences, workshops, training at the university, and a research program.



The Institute of Economics

The Institute of Economics, Zagreb, established in 1939, is a major scientific and research institution for the study of economic processes and the application of contemporary theories in economics. The Institute's objective is the economic and social advance of Croatia. Research encompasses both macro-economics and micro-economics, policy issues (including specialized areas such as business economics), current economic trends, methods of economic analysis, development of hu-man resources, spatial and regional economics, international economics and technological devel-opment, and investment project planning. Researchers from both inside and outside the Institute work together on research projects.

The Institute employs 40 full-time researchers, the majority of whom have completed special-ized training courses in foreign countries. Results of the Institute's research activities are published in books, reports and studies as well as in scientific journals. The Institute maintains close contact with international organizations, professional associations, institutes, and universities.


Czech Republic

Liberální Institut

Liberální Institut is an independent, non-profit organization for the development and application of classical liberal ideas: individual rights, private property, rule of law, self-regulating markets, and delineated government functions. It is financed by its various activities and by donations from individuals and private corporations.



Center for Politiske Studier (CEPOS)

The Center for Politiske Studier (Center for Political Studies) was founded in 2004 as an independent, non-profit think-tank based in Copenhagen. It seeks to promote a free and prosperous society by conducting research that will foster the policies, institutions, and culture that will best support a market economy, rule of law, and a civil society consisting of free and responsible individuals. It does so by producing academic studies and policy analyses aimed partly at general political debate and partly at the political process in areas such as welfare, taxation, regulation, education, entrepreneurship, health care, the environment, and the organization of the public sector.


Dominican Republic

CREES (Centro Regional de Estrategias Economicas Sostenibles)

CREES is an independent think tank that promotes free and prosperous societies in Central America and the Caribbean, founded on economic freedom and individual responsibility. Its mission is to expand the frontier of economic knowledge and propose public policies in support of free markets. CREES has also developed education programs targeted to different audiences to promote economic freedom and disseminate the ideas of liberty in the region. CREES is based in the Dominican Republic, where it has the most impact in terms of public policy and economic education.



Instituto Ecuatoriano de Economía Política

The Instituto Ecuatoriano de Economia Politica (IEEP) is a private, independent, non-profit institution that defends and promotes the classical liberal ideals of individual liberty, free markets, limited government, property rights, and the rule of law. The IEEP achieves its mission through publications, seminars, and workshops that debate socioeconomic and political issues. The IEEP's funding comes from voluntary donations, membership subscriptions, and income from sales of its publications.



Teachings of Entrepreneurship on the Anti-Poverty Movement (TEAM)

TEAM is a not for profit organization and think-tank dedicated to advancing entrepreneurship, promoting principles of economic prosperity, and propagating the foundations of a decent society as a basis for human interaction, and as a means to end abject poverty in the country. We are committed to unleashing the entrepreneurial spirit of future generations. We believe that this is only possible through adherence to principled wealth building and respect for the morality of private initiatives which fosters greater economic choice, extended personal responsibilities, voluntarily engagement, and self-governed human efforts.



Libera Foundation

Libera Foundation is a private, independent, non-political think tank that advances and supports the principles and values of individual liberty, free enterprise, free markets, and a free society. Libera is supported solely by contributions from private individuals, foundations and businesses, and it accepts no taxpayer money. Libera works by disseminating information, arranging seminars and events, publishing relevant literature, supporting and facilitating academic knowledge creation and ideas, conducting research and raising public awareness of the current issues related to its mission.



Institut Economique Molinari

The Molinari Economic Institute (MEI) is a research and education think tank. It aims to initiate and stimu-late an economic approach to the analysis of public policy. It was named after Gustave de Molinari, a Franco-Belgian economist and journalist; he himself has worked all his life to promote this approach. The MEI has set a mission to propose alternative and innovative solutions favorable to the prosperity of all in-dividuals in society. The MEI is a nonprofit organization funded by voluntary contributions of its members: individuals, corporations or other foundations. Affirming its intellectual independence, it accepts no gov-ernment funding or support from political parties.



Society for Disseminating Economic Knowledge: New Economic School-Georgia

The Society was founded in 2001. The goal of the Society is to disseminate and promote free-market ideas and to create a resource center promoting free-market economics for students, young scientists, teachers, and other interested parties. Through publications, conferences, seminars, lectures, panel workshops, summer and winter schools, scientific Olympiads, and competitions, the Society seeks to disseminate classical liberal ideas.



Liberales Institut

The Liberales Institut (Liberty Institute), based in Potsdam, is the think-tank of the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation. It spreads free-market ideas through the publication of classical liberal literature, the analysis of current political trends, and the promotion of research. The Institute organizes conferences and workshops to stimulate an intellectual exchange among liberals around the world.



The Institute of Economic Affairs

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), Ghana was founded in October 1989 as an independent, non-governmental institution dedicated to the establishment and strengthening of a market economy and a democratic, free, and open society. It considers improvements in the legal, social, and political institutions as necessary conditions for sustained economic growth and human development. The IEA supports research and promotes and publishes studies on important economic, socio-political, and legal issues in order to enhance understanding of public policy.



KEFiM – Markos Dragoumis

KEFiM – Markos Dragoumis is an independent, non-partisan political think tank that aims to become a pillar of the intellectual movement that will overcome entrenched difficulties in Greece and increase the demand for policies of structural reform, free enterprise, and individual freedom. Currently, KEFIM is established as a Non-Profit legal entity in Athens, having achieved notable successes in the past years.



Centro de Investigaciones Económicas Nacionales

The Centro de Investigaciones Económicas Nacionales (CIEN-the Center for Research on the National Economy) was established in Guatemala in 1982. It is a private, non-partisan, not-for-profit, public-policy institute, funded by the sale of its books and periodical publications, income from conferences and seminars, and the support it receives from its members and the public. The Center's program is devoted to the technical study of economic and social problems that impede the stable development of the nation. Its members, staff, research associates, and supporters share the principles of a social order of free and responsible individuals interacting through a market economy functioning within the rule of law.



Institut de Recherche pour la Liberté économique et la Prospérité (IRLEP)

L'Institut de Recherche pour la Liberté économique et la Prospérité (IRLEP), Haiti, was founded in 2004. It is a non-partisan, non-profit, research and educational organization devoted to improving the quality of life in Haiti through economic growth and development. Through publications and conferences, IRLEP promotes the principles and concepts of individual rights, limited government, competition, free trade, and physical and intellectual property rights. IRLEP does not accept funding and subsidies from public institutions and political parties.


Fundación Eléutera

The Fundación Eléutera is a new thinktank that began operations in 2013, focused on properly defending and promoting classical liberal ideas, both social and economic, within Honduras. This organisation seeks to reverse the trend from overreaching and weak institutions, to those that respond to its' residents needs, but more importantly, that allow for individual growth and creativity, strengthen the social fabric through trust between individuals and allows and promotes successful entrepreneurship.


Hong Kong

Hong Kong Centre for Economic Research

The Hong Kong Centre for Economic Research is an educational, charitable trust established in 1987 to promote the free market in Hong Kong by fostering public understanding of economic affairs and developing alternative policies for government. The Centre publishes authoritative research studies and is widely recognized as the leading free-market think-tank in Asia. It has been influential in persuading public opinion and the government in Hong Kong to liberalize telecommunications, open up air-cargo handling franchises, privatize public housing, adopt a fully funded provident scheme instead of a pay-as-you-go pension scheme, remove the legally sanctioned fixing of deposit interest rates by banks, and adopt market mechanisms for protecting the environment.



Free Market Foundation

Free Market Foundation is an independent think tank in Hungary, dedicated to promoting free market values, civic liberties and a tolerant society.  Besides publishing research Free Market Foundation is laying emphasis on conducting hands on, grassroots projects in order to educate people of the importance of taking responsibility to show through pragmatic and innovative methods that the freedom of the individual leads to prosperity and peace. Free Market Foundation  advocates for economic freedom, which brings more individual liberties, and tolerance.



Centre for Social and Economic Research (RSE)

RSE is an independent, non partisan, non-profit organization in Reykjavik, Iceland, founded in 2004. Its mission is to promote an understanding of private property and free-market ideas for a progressive, democratic society. RSE achieves its mission through programs of publication and conferences. Its work is assisted by a council of academic advisors of the highest standard from various academic fields. RSE is funded entirely by voluntary contributions from its supporters.



Centre for Civil Society

Centre for Civil Society (CCS) is a public policy think tank advancing personal, social, economic and political freedoms. The Centre seeks to promote choice, competition and community based policy reforms. Through research, advocacy and outreach, they are reinvigorating civil society and rightsizing political society. CCS advocates for effective pub-lic policy reform through evidence-based research, stakeholder en-gagement and outreach to current and future leaders through seminars, conferences and public policy courses. Their main focus areas are in-creasing access to affordable quality education through their School Choice Campaign and ensuring livelihood freedom for the enterprising poor through their Jeevika: Law, Liberty and Livelihood Campaign.



The Institute for Development of Economics and Finance

Indonesian Development of Economics and Finance (INDEF) is an NGO founded in Jakarta in 1996. It is a source of information in economics for policy makers, press, students and business.



Iraqi Institute for Economic Reform

The Iraqi Institute for Economic Reform (IIER), is registered in Iraq as a Civil Society, non-profit Organisation, established in 2004. The Trustees are nationally and internationally renowned in their fields and have successfully delivered programs with significant impact in assisting the Government of Iraq, such as the Federal Budget Analysis, World Bank Doing Business Survey, private-sector development training programs, weekly TV programs, monthly seminars, and many other achievements. IIER’s mission and strategic objectives are to support Iraq socio – economic transformation, promote the rule of law, and build sound institutions, by stimulating vigorous public debate among citizens and institutions that have a stake in Iraq’s future and to influence government policy through research, evidence-based policy development, and dissemination of information. IIER is widely recognized as the leading independent "think tank” on Iraq Economy. The Institute has developed a responsive work program; and engages with many national and international organizations, such as USAID, USIP, World Bank, the Fraser Institute, Transparency International, UNDP, UNESCO, Revenue Watch Institute, CIPE, Friedrich Naumann Foundation, universities and many others. We are regularly called upon to participate and contribute to various economic debates on the future of Iraq. Our monthly seminars and workshops are often attended by international missions in Iraq.



Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies

The Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies (JIMS) is an independent, nonprofit economic policy think tank whose mission is to promote social progress in Israel through economic freedom and individual liberty. JIMS was founded in 2003, by Robert Sauer and Corinne Parenti-Sauer, and has become Israel's most influential free market economic think tank. JIMS regularly publishes economic policy papers and editorials on current issues, runs a number of innovative private educational projects, calculates Tax Freedom Day for Israel and administers a unique public opinion survey called the Israel Panel Study of Opinion Dynamics (IPSOD).



Centro Einaudi

The Centro di Ricerca e Documentazione "Luigi Einaudi" is an independent non-profit research institute based in Turin. Its mission, inspired by Luigi Einaudi's work and his dictum "conoscere per deliberare" (knowledge must come before deliberation), is to conduct independent research, and, based on that research, to provide innovative recommendations in the fields of po-litical economy, government and the markets, public policies. The Centro Einaudi research areas are liberal theory, global economy and finance, in-ternational relations, law, politics and culture, politics and comparative public policy, Italian policies and reform, regional development. Since 1963, the Centro has been a beacon of liberalism and one of the most influential Italian think-tanks. Many of its members hold prominent positions in academia, government, business and the media. The Centro trains young scholars and researchers, organizes seminars, conferences and lectures, and publishes monographs, books, and on-line newsletters, including: the quarterly journal, Biblioteca della libertà; Rapporto sull’economia globale e l’Italia (Annual Report on the Global Economy and Italy); Indagine sul risparmio e sulle scelte finanziarie degli italiani (Annual Survey on Savings and Savers in Ita-ly); Rapporto "Giorgio Rota" su Torino, Roma, Napoli ("Giorgio Rota" Report on Italian Cities); Agenda Liberale, Lettera Economica and The Italian Job (on-line).



Young Entrepreneurs Association

The Young Entrepreneurs Association (YEA) is a non-profit organization that aims to help small and medium-sized Jordanian companies become investor- and market-ready, and develop their ideas to facilitate the growth of their businesses. The YEA aims to foster fellowship and the exchnage of ideas between entrepreneurs; educate and train entrepreneurs; and be the voice for the entrepreneurial community as a whole. For entrepreneurial activities to succeed in Jordan, the YEA must act as an advocate for legis-lative change, thereby helping shape, through rules and regulation, a fa-vorable business environment for startups and expanding businesses.



IDEA (Institute for development and economic affairs)

Institute for Development and Economic Affairs (IDEA) is a free market think tank established in 2011 and based in Almaty, Kazakhstan, dedicated to prosperity through free markets and entrepreneurship. We promote ideas of freedom through public policy research, educational programs and public participation for a free and prosperous Kazakhstan. To realize its mission, IDEA conducts research and generates alternative ideas on social, economic and political agendas; lobbies for and monitors the implementation of basic social, political and economic rights while promoting transparency, free markets and rule of law; and educates, trains and empowers the public on ideas of free markets and entrepreneurship, and the role they can play at influencing policy decisions.

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Eastern Africa Policy Centre

The Eastern Africa Policy Centre (EAPC) is a new regional think-tank that seeks to promote and disseminate Free Market ideas and the philosophy of Liberty within the Eastern African region. The immediate goal of the Institute is to educate, promote and spark debate on and around the importance of individual liberty and Free Market ideas, especially with regard to how these affect sustainable socio-economic development within the region. The EAPC seeks to become an important repository of information, especially in the areas of policy research and education and in linking public policy with policy outcomes.


Korea, South

Center for Free Enterprise

The Center for Free Enterprise (CFE) is a foundation committed to promoting free enterprise, limited government, freedom and individual responsibility, the rule of law and restraint of violence. Funded by the members of the Federation of Korean Industries (FKI), the CFE was founded as a non-profit, independent foundation on April 1, 1997, at a time of economic crisis in Korean society. The CFE has concentrated on championing a free economy through books and reports on public policies, statistics, and analyses. In workshops and policy forums, the CFE has put forward alternatives to policies proposed as solutions for issues facing Korean society.



Group for Legal and Political Studies

The Group for Legal and Political Studies is a non-profit organization, based in Kosovo. The Group’s main aim is to provide a qualitative and highly competitive research environment with the intention to offer a new perspective for the reform, democratization and development of the governing system of Kosovo.


Kyrgyz Republic

CAFMI (Central Asian Free Market Institute)

CAFMI (Central Asian Free Market Institute) promotes principles of free market, rule of law and minimal government through education, research and reforms in the Kyrgyz Republic. CAFMI is among the TOP 30 Best Advocacy Think-Tank in the World,in the University of Pensilvania's Global Go to Think-Tank report.



Lithuanian Free Market Institute

Lithuanian Free Market Institute (LFMI) is an independent, non-profit organization established in 1990 to advance the ideas of individual freedom and responsibility, free markets, and limited government. Since its inception, LFMI has been at the forefront of economic thought and reform in Lithuania. Not only has LFMI helped frame policy debates by conducting research and creating reform packages on key issues, it has also conducted extensive educational campaigns and played a key "behind-the-scenes" role in helping to craft and refine legislative proposals. LFMI promoted the idea of a currency board and provided decisive input to the Law on Litas Credibility; it led the creation of the legal and institutional framework for the securities market and contributed significantly to the country's privatization legislation; and it initiated and participated in the policy-making process on private, fully funded pension insurance. LFMI's recommendations were adopted in legislation on commercial banks, the Bank of Lithuania, credit unions, insurance, and foreign investment. LFMI significantly influenced the improvement of company, bankruptcy and competition law.



The Institute for Research and European Studies

The Institute for Research and European Studies (IRES) is a think-tank determined to achieve applied, policy-oriented research, to enable various models of informal education, and to promote discussion on the most pressing and contemporary political, legal, security and economic issues within the European and International affairs. The Institute for Research and European Studies (IRES) areas of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research include EU institutions and policies: Enlargement, Neighborhood policies and CFSP/CSDP, European federalism and EU development perspectives, transatlantic relations, regional cooperation, global governance, international political, legal, security and economic affairs, with a special emphasis on the European and the Balkan region.



Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS)

IDEAS is Malaysia’s first think-tank dedicated to promoting market-based solutions to public policy chal-lenges. We are an independent not for profit organisation. As a cross-partisan think tank, we work across the political spectrum. Our purpose is to advance market-based principles, and we are not bound by party politics, race or religion. Our office is in Bukit Tunku, Kuala Lumpur, just minutes away from Parliament. We achieve our aims by working with an extensive network of experts who share our ideals.



Caminos de la Libertad

Caminos de la Libertad seeks to promote the discussion and reflection about the different aspects of freedom. We strive to generate critical thinking and policies as well as creating awareness among those who have not yet realized the value of their own freedom. Caminos de la Libertad has become an international effort including competitions, symposiums, conferences, and round table discussions emphasizing the importance of freedom. With our different activities, we try to engage academics, politicians, youth and the general society into a liberal perspective.



Open Society Forum

The Open Society Forum is an independent, non-governmental, organization founded in 2004. The Forum's goals are to provide quality policy research and analysis and broad public access to information resources pertaining to governance, economic, and social policies. It focuses on economic freedom, land reform, rule of law, freedom of media, campaign financing, nomadic pastoralism, privatization, shadow economy, and education policy. The Forum conducts research and holds conferences to encourage public participation in policy formulation.



The Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CEED)

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CEED) is the first non-governmental, non-partisan free-market center established in Montenegro. Its mission is to educate entrepreneurs about private owner-ship, democratic society, free markets, and the rule of law through a num-ber of programs, initiatives, publications, and events. The Center was es-tablished to meet the demand for business knowledge by pioneering en-trepreneurs who needed training to operate in a new environment after the break-up of the former Yugoslavia.



The Prosperity Foundation

Samriddhi, The Prosperity Foundation, envisions a free and prosperous Nepal where individuals can live a dignified life in a vibrant and democratic society with equal access to opportunities and respect for the rule of law. Its mission is to promote ideas of freedom- civil, political and economic- through public policy recommendations (based on independent research), educational programs and public participation for a free and prosperous Nepal.


New Zealand

New Zealand Initiative

The New Zealand Initiative is a public policy think tank based in Wellington. It is supported by chief executives and chairmen of New Zealand companies. The Initiative is a non-partisan, evidence-based and independent research institute committed to building a prosperous, free and fair society with a competitive, open and dynamic economy.



Nicaraguan Foundation for Economic and Social Development

The Nicaraguan Foundation for Economic and Social Development (FUNIDES) is an independent think tank specializing in research and analysis in the economic, social and institutional fields. Our mission is to promote economic development and poverty reduction in Nicaragua, through the promotion of public policies based on democratic values, free market, absolute respect for the rule of law and solid institutions. Our vision is to be regarded as the most influential and rigorous think tank in the country. An institution continuously proposing effective ideas for actions aimed at promoting Nicaragua’s progress.



Initiative of Public Policy Analysis

The Initiative of Public Policy Analysis (IPPA) is a private, non-profit organization involved in research, education, and publication on matters affecting the freedom of individuals. Its objective is to provide market-oriented analysis of current and emerging policy issues, with a view to influencing the public debate and the political decision-making process.



Center for Business and Society Incorporated (Civita)

Civita, the first market-oriented think tank in Norway, was established in 2004. It strives for increased consensus on important market economic principles and their implications for welfare, freedom, and democracy. Civita is also dedicated to promoting personal responsibility and civil society to achieve larger, more important roles in society's development. To communicate its ideas to the public, it conducts research, publishes reports and holds seminars and conferences.



International Research Foundation (IRF)

The International Research Foundation (IRF), Sultanate of Oman, was established in 2005 as a non-governmental, independent, non-profit "Think-Tank" based in Oman to conduct research on domestic and international economic issues with emphasis on the Arab World. The IRF has set its research and public-affairs agenda on a collegial basis, relying on the input of its research staff, its editorial board, and its Senior Fellows. It maintains a working arrangement with governmental and non-governmental organizations in the region and other parts of the world. IRF is the regional member of The Fraser Institute's Economic Freedom Network.

The vision of IRF is to create wealth and jobs through the promotion of economic freedom. Its mission is to measure, research, and communicate to a global audience the impact of competitive markets on the welfare of individuals. The Board of Trustees of the IRF consists of high profile private-sector members from different organizations. IRF has initiated the establishment of a network of academic researchers to facilitate research projects, which will help in its endeavor to research economic issues affecting the daily life of individuals.



Alternate Solutions Institute

Alternate Solutions Institute, founded in 2003, is the first free-market think tank in Pakistan. Its mission is (1) to seek solutions to challenges pertaining to the economy, law, education, and health in accordance with the principles of classical liberalism and (2) to promote the implementation of these solutions. The Institute aims to promote the concept of a limited, responsible government in Pakistan under the rule of law protecting life, liberty, and property of all of its citizens without any discrimination. The Institute conducts research and holds seminars, workshops, and conferences to educate interested students, teachers, and journalists about the principles of classical liberalism.



Pal-Think for Strategic Studies

Pal-Think for Strategic Studies is an independent, non-profit, institute in Gaza, Palestine. It was es-tablished in March 2007. Pal-Think's mission is promote peace, freedom, and prosperity through debate on public issues, producing policy recommendations for the decision-makers in Palestine and the Middle East. The main objective of Pal-Think is to conduct research on thematic issues that serve as a basis for policy debates on matters that are important to the Palestinians, the region, and the international community.

To achieve its vision of being a leading think tank in Palestine and the Middle East, Pal-Think also organizes conferences, workshops, round-table discussions, and other events on specific is-sues in Palestine and the region to deepen the understanding by the various constituencies and to provide appropriate policy solutions.



Fundación Libertad

The Fundación Libertad, Panama, is a non-profit foundation engaged in the promotion and development of liberty, individual choice, and voluntary cooperation and in the reduction of the size of government. Fundación Libertad was founded in 2001 by members of professional and business organizations to promote free enterprise and democracy and to address issues affecting the freedom of the common citizen including the increasing discretionary power of the state and the proliferation of legislation fostering discrimination and establishing privileges, all of which are contrary to the spirit of democratic capitalism. Fundación Libertad has drawn initial support from sister organizations such as Centro de Divulgación del Conocimiento Económico (CEDICE) in Caracas, Venezuela, and the Centro de Investigación y Estudios Nacionales (CIEN) in Guatemala.



Centro de Investigación y Estudios Legales (CITEL)

CITEL was organized in 1989. Its principal field is the economic analysis of law. To that end, it conducts research on different legal institutions, publishes books, and organizes seminars and colloquia.



The Center for Research and Communication

The Center for Research and Communication (CRC) has, since 1967, conducted research and published works on domestic and international economic and political issues that affect the Asia-Pacific region. It provides forums for discussion and debate among academicians, businessmen, civil officials, and representatives of other sectors that shape public opinion and chart the course of policies. CRC is the main research arm of the University of Asia and the Pacific in Metro Manila, Philippines, and currently serves as the Secretariat of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council.



Centrum im. Adama Smitha

The Centrum im. Adama Smitha (the Adam Smith Research Centre-ASRC) is a private, non-partisan, non-profit, public-policy institute. It was founded in 1989 and was the first such institute in Poland and in Eastern Europe. The ASRC promotes a free and fair market economy, participatory democracy, and a virtuous society. Its activities in research and development, education, and publishing cover almost all important issues within the areas of economy and social life. The ASRC acts as a guardian of economic freedom in Poland. More than 50 experts are associated with the ASRC.



Causa Liberal

Causa Liberal is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization of Portuguese individuals who share the principles of the classical liberal tradition and wish to further its application in modern-day Portugal. Its mission is to defend the principles of the free society and its building blocks: individual rights, the rule of law, free markets, and private property. Its primary goals are to establish and consolidate a network of individuals with an interest in the study, discussion, and promotion of the classical liberal tradition, and to advance free-market ideas and policies in Portugal.



Center for Institutional Analysis and Development (CADI)

The Center for Institutional Analysis and Development – Eleutheria Foundation (CADI) is a research, advocacy and consulting organization engaged in the defense and furtherance of economic and civil liberties. Built as a platform of academic and entrepreneurial cooperation, CADI is now the nexus of a wide and vibrant network of researchers, public intellectuals, experts and students spanning the fields of social sciences.



Institute of Economic Analysis

The Institute of Economic Analysis is a macroeconomic research institute that analyzes the current economic situation and policies and provides expert analysis of acts, programs, and current economic policy. It will offer advice to Russian government bodies, enterprises, and organizations and prepares and publishes scientific, research, and methodological economic literature. It also conducts seminars, conferences, and symposia on economic topics. The Institute is an independent, non-governmental, non-political, non-profit research centre that works closely with leading Russian and international research centres. Its research focuses on macroeconomic, budget, and social policies.



Libertarian Club – Libek

The Libertarian Club - Libek is the biggest libertarian organization in the Western Balkans. Libek promotes the ideas of liberty through education, economic and social research and public policy advocacy. Founded in 2008, Libek has so far reached out to thousands of citizens of Serbia through its events, while the educational programs of the organization have over 300 alumni, many of which remain very active in the movement, in Serbia and globally and take leading positions at colleges, political parties, non - profits, businesses and government organizations. Libek's research outputs are regularly covered in the mainstream media and the policy proposals are considered on the highest levels. The organization also reaches out to 120000 people per month online. Libek actively networks with academic experts, public policy stakeholders and journalists to create a liberty friendly environment, and educates the young leaders to boost the outreach of the movement."


Slovak Republic

The F.A. Hayek Foundation

The F.A. Hayek Foundation is an independent and non-partisan, non-profit organization that provides a forum for the exchange of opinions among scholars, businessmen, and policy-makers on the causes of, and solutions to, economic, social, and political problems. It proposes practical reforms of the economy, education, social security, and legislation as the Slovak Republic is transformed into an open society. Education of high-school and university students is a large part of its activities. The F.A. Hayek Foundation promotes classical libalism, which was virtually absent until 1989: market economy, reduced role of the government, rule of law and individual choice, responsibilities and rights to life, liberty, and property.



Visio Institute

The Visio Institute is an independent, non-partisan research organization based in Slovenia. Its aim is to develop and promote public policies leading to an open, free, developed, and just Slovenia. To that end, the Visio Institute is organizing events, releasing publications, and appearing in the media with its proposals for public policy and other areas.


South Africa

The Free Market Foundation of Southern Africa

The Free Market Foundation of Southern Africa (FMF) is an independent, non-profit organisation, created in 1975 to work for a non-racial, free and prosperous South Africa. Our mission is to promote and advocate human rights and democracy based on classical liberal principles, including: access to media and a free press; the philosophy of the open society, the rule of law and personal and economic freedom; an environment that will facilitate the achievement of high economic growth and the reduction of poverty and unemployment; the development and fostering of free enterprise and market economies on a national and international basis; and the education of the general public regarding sound economic principles. The FMF is financed by membership contributions, donations and sponsorships from private individuals, companies and institutions.



Fundació Catalunya Oberta

Fundació Catalunya Oberta (Open Catalonia Foundation) was founded in 2001 with the objective of promoting, analyzing, and extending the values of the open society, freedom, democracy, and the market economy. The Foundation also defends the rights of Catalonia as a nation, especially in the cultural and economic fields. It is a private foundation, espousing liberal ide-ology, with no political connections, whose aim is to influence the public opinion of civil society. The Open Catalonia Foundation organizes a range of activities every year and publishes a number of reports. The Foundation also awards a yearly prize of €10,000 to prestigious journalists from all over the world to reward their endeavors on behalf of democracy and freedom.


Sri Lanka

The Pathfinder Foundation

The Pathfinder Foundation has replaced the Center for Policy Research. Through informed and well-researched information, it seeks to challenge old ideas and the conventional wisdom, stimulate debate, change public attitudes, and seek new and innovative solutions to the economic and social problems of Sri Lanka.



Nile Institute of Economic Studies

The mission of the Nile Institute of Economic Studies is to serve as one of the leading promoters of economic and social freedom. We look to promote the public’s understanding of free-market principles such as individual lib-erty, rights to private property, rule of law, limited government, and free enterprise in Khartoum. Our primary focus is to achieve a considerable level of influence as a catalyst in Khartoum within the policy community and to establish a reputation for intellectual honesty, providing reliable, non-biased policy research that will help drive understanding of Sudan’s development.



Timbro is a Swedish think-tank that encourages public opinion to favour free enterprise, a free economy, and a free society. Timbro publishes books, papers, reports, and the magazine, Smedjan. It also arranges seminars and establishes networks among people. Founded in 1978, Timbro is owned by the Swedish Free Enterprise Foundation, which has as its principals a large number of Swedish companies and organizations.



Liberales Institut

The Liberales Institut is a forum where the basic values and concepts of a free society can be discussed and questioned. The Institute's aim is the establishment of free markets as the best way towards the goals of openness, diversity, and autonomy. The Liberales Institut is not associated with any political party. Through publications, discussion forums, and seminars, it seeks to develop and disseminate classical liberal ideas.



Uhuru Initiative for Policy and Education

Our vision is peace, freedom and prosperity in Africa. Our mission is to influence public policies towards the promotion of free market based solutions to Tanzania’s socio-economic problems and, to educate the society on the right of the individual to contract, trade and operate in the market free of constraint. Our principles include individual rights, spontaneous order, the rule of law, limited government, free markets, the virtue of production, natural harmony of interests, and peace. Our projects and activities include the Annual Economic Freedom of Tanzania Conference, book translations and publications, Uhuru Leadership Academy, and the Uhuru students outreach.



Tajikistan Free Market Centre

The long-term objectives of the Tajikistan Free Market Center are: ad-vancement and protection of values of individualism and personal free-dom; dissemination and advocacy of ideas about the priority of private property and the free market; advancement of the principle of a limited state (non-interference of the state in the personal and economic life of the individual); training and support of activists and the organizations that are supporters of ideas of individual and economic freedom.


Trinidad and Tobago

Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, The University of the West Indies

The Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business was created in 1989 as a channel partner for developing managerial talent for the business community in Trinidad and Tobago. Its mission is to empower people and organizations in developing nations to optimize their performance capabilities and international competitiveness through development and deployment of consulting; education, research, and training resources. One of the Institute's core services are business and academic research in areas of real concern to business managers, enabling them to improve their ability to manage successfully in the face of increasingly complex markets.



Association for Liberal Thinking

The Association for Liberal Thinking is a non-profit, non-governmental organization seeking to introduce the liberal democratic tradition into Turkey. The Association promotes the understanding and acceptance of ideas like liberty, justice, peace, human rights, equality, and tolerance. It also encourages academic writing on liberal themes to help the Turkish people assess contemporary domestic and international changes and attempts to find effective solutions to Turkey's problems within liberal thought. The Association for Liberal Thinking is not involved in day-to-day politics and has no direct links to any political party or movement. Instead, as an independent intellectual group, it aims to set broader political agendas so as to contribute to the liberalization of economics and politics in Turkey.



Bendukidze Free Market Center (BFMC)

Bendukidze Free Market Center is a Ukrainian think tank created to promote liberty, limited open government and free market through analysis and development of new and modern policy options, introduction of educational programs and direct engagement with decision makers in the government, business and civil society. Bendukidze Free Market Center was founded in 2015 by Oleksandr Danylyuk, the Minister of Finance of Ukraine, Volodymyr Fedoryn, a leading economic journalist and the former Founding Editor of Forbes Ukraine, Yuliya Tychkivska, the Vice President for Management Education at Kyiv School of Economics, and Mikheil Saakashvili, the former President of Georgia. It was named after Kakha Bendukidze, one of the authors of radical Georgian reforms and a loyal friend of Ukraine.


United Kingdom

Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)

The mission of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) is to improve public understanding of the foundations of a free and harmonious society by expounding and analyzing the role of markets in solving economic and social problems, and bringing the results of that work to the attention of those who influence thinking. The IEA achieves its mission by a high-quality publishing program; conferences, seminars, and lectures on a range of subjects; outreach to school and college students; brokering media introductions and appearances; and other related activities. Incorporated in 1955 by the late Sir Antony Fisher, the IEA is an educational charity, limited by guarantee. It is independent of any political party or group, and is financed by sales of publications, conference fees, and voluntary donations.


United States of America

Cato Institute

Founded in 1977, the Cato Institute is a research foundation dedicated to broadening debate about public policy to include more options consistent with the traditional American principles of limited government, individual liberty, free markets, and peace. To that end, the Institute strives to achieve greater involvement by the intelligent, concerned, lay public in questions of policy and the proper role of government through an extensive program of publications and seminars.



Centro de Estudios para el Desarrollo

The mission of Centro de Estudios para el Desarrollo is to study the political, economic and social reality of Uruguay, through research of academic excellence that supports the values of liberty in a scientific and quantifiable way, in order to effectively influence decision making in public policy. It aims to lead Uruguay, through the impact of their research, into pursuing the necessary reforms to achieve a path of economic growth and sustainable human development over time.



The Center for the Dissemination of Economic Knowledge (CEDICE)

CEDICE is a non-partisan, non-profit, private association dedicated to the research and promotion of philosophical, economic, political, and social thinking that focuses on individual initiative and a better understanding of the free-market system and free and responsible societies. To this end, CEDICE operates a library and bookstore, publishes the series, Venezuela Today, and other studies, provides economic training for journalists, and conducts special events and community programs.



Research Center for Entrepreneurship Development

The Center, founded in 2004, is a non-government research and educational organization devoted to entrepreneurial development of private sector in Vietnam. Its mission is to study the development of policies that create the most favorable institutional and policy environment for entrepreneurial development of the private sector in Vietnam. Through publications, discussion forums, and conferences, the Center seeks to disseminate and encourage appropriate polices and entrepreneurial development.



The Zambia Institute for Public Policy Analysis (ZIPPA)

The mission of the Zambia Institute for Public Policy Analysis (ZIPPA) is to promote wider appreciation of the key role of free markets and competition in economic development. Zambia, though peaceful and stable, is currently mired in a combination of protracted poverty, the HIV/AIDS pandemic, political animosities following a disputed election, and scepticism about economic liberalization. In this depressing environment, ZIPPA wants to play a constructive role by promoting realistic economic policies and by suggesting solutions that have been successfully applied in other countries to similar economic problems.



Economic Freedom of the World Network: Associate members

The Economic Freedom of the World Network accepts only one member per jurisdiction as a full member of the network and co-publisher of the report but the network also has a number of associate members. Although they are not co-publishers of the economic freedom report, they work with the network and the Fraser Institute on special projects to promote economic freedom.


The Foundation for Economic Freedom

The Foundation for Economic Freedom is a non-profit organization supporting ideas, research projects and public debates in Albania that are inspired by liberal ideas of economic freedom. Through several public initiatives we are attempting to enable and facilitate all those individuals or other NGOs to achieve their objectives of economic freedom and legitimizing economic reforms in the country. The foundation has so far published four books on liberal reforms in Albania, organized more than 20 conferences and workshops on the role of the state, institutional consolidation, informal economy etc. We have engaged with free market political parties in Albania to assess the impact of tax changes on the economy as well as provided more than 100 students with professional training on conducting effective public debates. The Foundation also attracts free market scholars, international speakers and local political parties through its landmark annual event called "The Tirana Forum for Economic Freedom”.


Wide Opportunities Youth Non-Governmental Organization (WO YNGO)

Wide Opportunities Youth Non-Governmental Organization (WO YNGO) is dedicated to strengthening of a democratic, free and open society in Armenia. WO YNGO is an umbrella organization that supports activities by its groups. 1) The Armenian Liberty Students Organization (ALSO) is a pro-liberty group; its mission is to raise awareness about liberty and increase public support and understanding of it. ALSO translates and publishes liberal literature, as well as organizes reading-discussion evenings to promote those books. 2) The Armenian Network of Civil Advocates (ANCA) was created under the Atlas Leadership Academy program for free-market-based think tank management. ANCA undertakes research: its most recent project was on Cumulative Pension Reforms in Armenia. 3) Armenian Society for Liberty (ASL) was created under the Students for Liberty Charter Team Program and aims to provide support to pro-liberty youth in Armenia and facilitate a culture of exchange and cooperation between Armenian libertarians and pro-liberty activists abroad by organizing essay contests, liberty conferences, leadership forums and freedom schools and by translating and distributing SFL leadership handbooks.



NOTORIA, Agenda para una Sociedad Libre

NOTORIA, Agenda para una Sociedad Libre was created with the main purpose of supporting the civil society in the defense and promotion of liberty, human rights, individual endeavor, free markets, property rights, and democratic values. NOTORIA has no political affiliation and is not subordinated to any social, political, religious, or economic group. Our vision is to be the main referent in the promotion of liberty in Bolivia. Our mission is to be the link between the academia, policy makers, and the private sector by promoting the debate and presenting applied research and analysis useful for decision makers. The general Objective is to promote the debate, analysis, and research regarding public policies, as well as to present alternatives that can help to make better and more informed decisions.



Estudantes Pela Liberdade

Estudantes Pela Liberdade (EPL) is a rapidly growing network of pro-liberty students from all over Brazil. Our mission is to provide a unified, student-driven forum of support for students and student organizations dedicated to liberty. We are the largest libertarian student organization in Brazil. We accomplish this through a strategy of empowerment, identifying the top student leaders and training them to be agents of change in their communities. EPL embraces the diversity of justifications for liberty and encourages debate and discourse on the differing philosophies that underlie liberty. What EPL endorses are the principles that comprise liberty: a) economic freedom to choose how to provide for one’s life; b) social freedom to choose how to live one’s life; and c) Intellectual and academic freedom.


The Instituto Liberdade

The Instituto Liberdade is an independent Brazilian, private, non-profit, and free market think tank, headquartered at Tecnopuc (Science and Technology Park from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul), in the city of Porto Alegre. It was created in 1986 and its major purpose is to foster the research, creation and dissemination of educational and cultural assets displaying the advantages to all individuals of an organized society, based on the principles of individual rights, of limited and representative government, respect to private property rights, rule of law, contracts and to the free initiative.



The Center for Free Initiative (Centro para la Libre Iniciativa - CLI)

The Center for Free Initiative (Centro para la Libre Iniciativa - CLI)is an independent non-partisan thinking center, dedicated to defending political and economic freedom in Colombia. CLI presents its analysis of public policies to the public and also disseminates the ideas of classical liberalism, and its goal is the creation of a free state limited and subject to civil society.



Centre for Public Policy and Economic Analysis (CEA) and Association for Individual Liberty "Iustitia”

The Centre for Public Policy and Economic Analysis (CEA) and Association for Individual Liberty "Iustitia”founded in 2010, are Croatian free market think-tanks which advocate ideas of Austrian School of Economics and classical liberal principles of individual liberty and free market competition, rule of law, private property rights, deregulation, privatisation, fiscal discipline, limited government, flat tax and sound money. We advocate transatlantic security and European Single Market liberalisation. Our vision is a liberal order with a minimal government framework for individual liberty and free markets. We are researching data and gathering information, providing policy analysis, advocating liberalisation and promoting individual liberty as the ultimate solution. Our key projects are focused on proposing fiscal spending cuts, flat tax reform and deregulation of business environment in Croatia and European Union, as well as other free market solutions for increasing the economic freedom.

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Hong Kong

The Lion Rock Institute

Founded in 2004, The Lion Rock Institute believes in the potential of the individual and free market values to provide the strongest base for guiding successful government policy in Hong Kong. The Institute was created to ensure that freedom and prosperity would continue to thrive in Hong Kong. The Institute’s mission is to promote free market ideas throughout Hong Kong to improve the lives of Hong Kongers. The Institute does this through having a direct and demonstrable impact on government policy by advancing concrete solutions to keep government small, taxes low and restrictions on business and the individual minimal. It educates policy makers, active political participants and the general public on the virtues of free enterprise in building a prosperous Hong Kong through various media outlets. The Institute globally promotes Hong Kong's excellence in public policy that exemplifies free market values.



Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry was established in 2004 when it designed the first ever red tape perception index as a "naming & shaming” tool for the government institutions. It is based on annual survey among the business community. MNCCI has publishes a business confidence index on annual basis, as well as various publications, statements, opinions, and proposals on macro-economic and sectorial policies, based on the views on business, environment , and legal frameworks of more than 40councils and sub-councils. The MNCCI also sponsors meetings, conferences and seminars on business development issues. The MNCCI is independent and neutral institution and does not take financing both from government or international organizations apart from joint project activities.



Policy Research Institute of Market Economy

The Policy Research Institute of Market Economy (PRIME) is an independent think tank based in Islamabad, Pakistan with a vision of an open, free, and prosperous Pakistan. It improves political decision-making by advocating free-market policy reforms through high-quality research and intellectual training. The organization partners with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Atlas Economic Research Foundation, and the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) on various research and advocacy projects. The PRIME has a staff of five with expertise in economics, trade, policy, and business and is governed by a three-member Board.



Freedom Research Association (Özgürlük Araştırmaları Derneği)

The Freedom Research Association (Özgürlük Araştırmaları Derneği) is an Ankara-based public policy research organization with a mission to promote evidence-based policy-making and to help consolidate liberal institutions in Turkey. Recently founded, the think tank brings together distinguished political scientists, legal scholars and journalists to publish original research and make an impact on public policy. FRA produce policy papers, reports and evaluation on various public policy issues including energy, education, healthcare, regulations etc. Besides, FRA acts as a watchdog organization strongly defending individual liberties, the rule of law and free markets in Turkey.




EasyBusiness is a nonprofit organization that focuses on advising the Ukrainian government concerning the implementation of deregulation reforms. The key task of the team is to help create conditions for a successful and easy way of doing business. The main objective of EasyBusiness is to reduce the state’s regulatory burden on business by simplifying administrative procedures, reducing regulatory agencies and frequency of inspections, abolishing unnecessary permits and licenses, liberalizing labor law, providing better protection of property rights and increasing position of Ukraine in Doing Business rank.EasyBusiness is a partner of Atlas Network, global network of organizations with the same values all over the world. Our organization closely collaborates with government, business and expert community, international organizations, industry associations, academia and civil society.


Ukrainian Economic Freedom Foundation (UEFF)

The Ukrainian Economic Freedom Foundation (UEFF) is a non-governmental advocacy organization the founders of which believe that economic freedom and rule of law are the corner stone of people’s wealth and public prosperity. Our mission is to minimize and simplify taxes as well as to limit government’s control under our lives and business as much as possible. We pay taxes that government asks us to pay so government’s spending must be publically justified, simple and transparently administrated. To protect our independence, we accept no government funding or contracts.


United States

Atlas Network

Atlas Network (also known as the Atlas Economic Research Foundation) has the mission of strengthening the worldwide freedom movement. Atlas connects a network of more than 400 think tanks in 90 countries, and creates value for these partners via training programs, policy conferences, grant and prize programs, and collaborative projects. It also runs projects in a dozen languages to discover new allies for advancing the Atlas vision of a free, prosperous and peaceful world where limited governments defend the rule of law, private property and free markets.


Independent Institute

The Independent Institute is the award-winning, non-partisan, research and educational organization that sponsors in-depth studies of critical social and economic issues. The mission of the Independent Institute is to boldly advance peaceful, prosperous, and free societies grounded in a commitment to human worth and dignity. In order to fully understand public issues and possible solutions, the Institute’s program adheres to the highest standards of independent scholarly inquiry. The resulting studies are published and widely distributed as books, The Independent Review, and other publications and form the basis for numerous conference and media programs. Through uncommon independence, depth, and clarity, the Independent Institute expands the frontiers of our knowledge and fosters new and effective directions for government reform.




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