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International Education

This guide provides an overview of research resources including books, databases, websites, associations, statistics and open education sites for scholars interested in comparative education.

North American Organizations

British Columbia Council International Education
The mandate of BCCIE is to advance the International Education interests of the province of British Columbia

Canadian Bureau for International Education
The CBIE is a national, bilingual, not-for-profit, membership organization dedicated to the promotion of Canada’s international relations through international education: the free movement of ideas and learners across national boundaries.

Education Development Centre
Education Development Center, Inc., is a global nonprofit organization that designs, delivers, and evaluates innovative programs to address some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic development.

Institute of Education Science
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations.

Institute of International Education
An independent not-for-profit founded in 1919, IIE is among the world's largest and most experienced international education and training organizations.

International Educators Association of Canada
IEAC serves practitioners in international education through networking, training, communication and research activities and provides leadership to enhance the quality of the profession in Canada

NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the world's largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange.

Intergovernmental Organizations

  • African Development Bank
  • The overarching objective of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is to spur sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries (RMCs), thus contributing to poverty reduction
  • Asian Development Bank
  • Established in 1966, the Asian Development Bank finances development in the Asia and Pacific region with the aim of reducing poverty.
  • Interamerican Development Bank (IDM)
  • We support efforts by Latin America and the Caribbean countries to reduce poverty and inequality. We aim to bring about development in a sustainable, climate-friendly way.
  • In 1945, UNESCO was created in order to respond to the firm belief of nations, forged by two world wars in less than a generation, that political and economic agreements are not enough to build a lasting peace. Peace must be established on the basis of humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity. - See more at:
  • UNICEF is a United Nations Program headquartered in New York City that provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.
  • World Bank
  • The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world.