The North American Research Partnership is an independent, non-profit networked think-tank that conducts strategic applied research and outreach on how the United States, Mexico and Canada can better position themselves for success in the 21st century. The Partnership works on a broad range of interrelated international policy topics such as border management, trade and competitiveness, energy, sustainability, security, and education. The Partnership has offices in San Diego and Phoenix and key partners located in Mexico City, Washington, D.C. and Ottawa.

Featured Project: State of the Border Report


As the debate over immigration reform has brought the management of the U.S.-Mexico border back into the spotlight, this report provides a comprehensive look at the state of affairs in the management of the U.S.-Mexico border and the border region, focusing on four core areas: trade and competitiveness, security, sustainability, and quality of life. The report suggests that rather than consider each issue individually, the interdependent nature of topics like trade and security demand the border be approached from a more holistic perspective. Read more about the report here.

NARP in the News

Milenio- Erik Lee: Opinión: Por un TLCAN más cercano a la gente

Es difícil ganar apoyo para las políticas comerciales si complicamos que los ciudadanos viajen entre los países de la región.

San Diego Union Tribune- Sandra Dibble: Long-haul Trucking a Continued Blind Spot in NAFTA Vision

“It’s been an ongoing source of diplomatic tension between the two countries,” said Erik Lee, executive director of the North American Research Partnership. “There are trade disputes that pop up, are negotiated and fade into memory, but NAFTA trucking has been there as a constant.”

El Norte- Abraham Vázquez: XXVIII Conferencia Legislativa Fronteriza

El intercambio educativo entre México y Estados Unidos debe fortalecerse, señalo Ruth Soberanes, analista de North American Research Partership…