The North American Research Partnership (NARP) organizes its work in four major portfolios of (often interrelated) projects.
Trade. The North American Research Partnership analyzes North American trade from a policy standpoint, including how communities, states and provinces can best take advantage of global trade flows, and how trade intersects with sustainability, energy, security and other areas.
Sustainability and Energy. North American collaboration on the intersection between sustainability and energy becomes particularly important as the North American energy sector surges in global importance and discussions on climate change become more frequent and urgent.
Education, Awareness and Development. Governments and other entities must help citizens navigate global challenges via education and associated policies and programs. This area is currently being developed by NARP staff.
Security. The North American Research Partnership studies security in North America with a particular focus on the U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico borders. Specific topics include North American cooperation on security, border management and these topics’ linkage to North American trade and sustainability. This area is currently being developed by NARP staff.
The majority of NARP’s projects are undertaken with our strategic partners, greatly enhancing their impact.
Click on the links below to go to learn more about our projects.
- Competitive Border Communities: Mapping and Developing U.S.-Mexico Transborder Industries (2015).
- U.S.-Mexico Transborder Industries Map (2015)
- The U.S.-Mexico Border Economy in Transition (2015)
- U.S.-Mexico Regional Economic Competitiveness Forums (2014)
- NAFTA for the Rest of Us
- State of the Border Report: A Comprehensive Analysis of the U.S.-Mexico Border Region (2013)
- Realizing the Strategic National Value of Our Trade, Tourism and Ports of Entry with Mexico (2013)
- Policy Briefs
- Realizing the Economic Strength of Our 21st Century Border with Mexico: Jobs, Education and Trade (2012)
- Realizing the Full Value of Tourism from Mexico to the United States (2012)
- Realizing the Full Value of Our Crossborder Trade with Mexico (2012)
- North America Next: A Report to President Obama on Building Sustainable Security and Competitiveness (2009)