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The Global Competitiveness Report 2011-2012 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 10 January 2012 17:10

The World Economic Forum’s Centre for Global Competitiveness and Performance through its Global Competitiveness Report and report series, aims to mirror the business operating environment and competitiveness of over 140 economies worldwide. The report series identify advantages as well as impediments to national growth thereby offering a unique benchmarking tool to the public and private sectors as well as academia and civil society.The Centre works with a network of Partner Institutes as well as leading academics worldwide to ensure the latest thinking and research on global competitiveness are incorporated into its reports.

EFN Asia in Jeju Forum 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 14 May 2015 16:09

Thanks to Nonoy Oplas, President, Minimal Government Thinkers, Inc, from the Philippines, for the contribution. For original information and more information from previous Jeju Forum from Nonoy Oplas, please visit


The Economic Freedom Network (EFN) Asia and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) will participate once again in the big annual international conference in Korea, the (10th) Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity, May 20-22, 2015.

Although Jeju Forum was first organized in 2001, EFN Asia participated for the first time only in 2013 by having its own panel discussion, "Dealing with Economic Nationalism". I was part of the contingent, as Panel Rapporteur. Then EFN participated again last year, its panel discussion was about "Globalization and Inequality".

This year, the overall conference theme will be "Towards a New Asia of Trust and Harmony" and EFN's panel discussion will be on "Free Market and Environmentalism: Why They Should Love Each Other".

Longer than ever: a patient's wait for health care in Canada PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 16 January 2012 11:11

By Bacchus Barua and Mark Rovere

The Fraser Institute's 21st annual waiting list survey finds that the total waiting time between referring to a general practitioner to a delivery of medically necessary elective treatment by a specialist has risen from 18.2 weeks in 2010 to 19 weeks in 2011. At 104 percent longer than 1993, this is the longest wait time recorded since the Fraser Institute began measuring wait times in Canada. Moreover, when compared to Australia, Germany, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, 'Canada ranks last next-to-last on almost all measures of timeliness of care.'

"Competition – Engine for Prosperity“ The 2011 Economic Freedom Network Asia (EFN) conference PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 21 October 2011 14:20


Impressions from the EFN 2011 conference themed "Competition - Engine for Prosperity". Kuala Lumpur, 10 - 13 October 2011


"Competition – Engine for Prosperity“ , this was the title of  this year’s Economic Freedom Network Asia (EFN) conference. The conference took place in Kuala Lumpur from 10th to 13th October 2011. The Economic Freedom Network Asia is a network of research institutes, practitioners, influential think-tanks, and individuals with an object of promoting the benefits of the market economy, civil society and individual liberty, which enhance human development and economic growth in Asia.

ASEAN Liberalization and the Poor PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 24 April 2015 18:46

Will greater economic liberalisation actually help the poor in ASEAN? Nonoy Oplas, SEANET Fellow and President, Minimal Government Thinkers, Inc, presented during a session of the ASEAN People's Forum 2015 in Malaysia.

The session is organized by:
Southeast Asia Network for Development (SEANET)
Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS)


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