The work of the Institute relies on global relationships with other international research institutions, global networks, and entities that provide data-driven solutions to the global problems facing the world and vulnerable populations, including small island nations.  These relationships are determined by the topics and research queries.

These global relationships serve as the force to drive local changes by learning from and understanding the collective experiences of others as they have transformed their local, regional and global economies.

The institute collaborates with local institutions to encourage the use of best practice in pilot projects designed to disrupt the current mindsets, demonstrate the effects of data-driven outcomes executed through strong public-private partnerships, and exert pressure and influence on local systemic change.


Guyana Budget and Policy Institute
De Haagse Hogeschool
Nationale Denktank of Netherlands
Radboud University
World Economic Forum Expert Groups


Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
The Future Society
Global Citizen
Goldman School of Public Policy
ISISA: International Small Island Studies Association
Island Voices / Global Choices
MIT Think Tank
Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
University of Aruba
University of Prince Edward Island – Island Studies
World Bank
World Economic Forum
World Future Society

Resources for Island Development

Global Island Network (GIN)
Global Development Resource Center (GDRC)
Institute of Island Studies Association
International Scientific Council for Island Development
Islands of Globalization
Island Resources Foundation
Pacific Island Development Program
Pacific Island Forum
Small Island Developing States Network
Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
UNEP: Island Web Site
University of Malta: Islands and Small States Institute
University of the South Pacific
University of the West Indies