The European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) is a forum for information, networking, dialogue and cooperation on management development. EFMD's network includes some 300 diverse member organizations in more than 40 countries, including: leading business schools and executive development centres; management development and training consultancies; public sector training agencies and consultancies specializing in public sector management; training schools and departments of chambers of commerce and employer's associations; companies, particularly their human resource concerns. Networking and partnerships between all members are facilitated through annual conferences, research conferences, working groups and occasional meetings, typically around specific themes. EFMD collects information concerning management development issues, publishes a quarterly Journal, special reports and guides, and offers subscription and call-in services. On occasion, EFMD joins other international associations in initiatives on issues of key importance to management development. As of 1994, EFMD's International Programmes Unit (IPU) is coordinating the following projects on behalf of the European Commission: The China-Europe Management Institute (CEMI) - a cooperative project between the EU and the Chinese Government; The Euro-CIS Management Development Project - a major project in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) involving a range of EFMD member schools; The Euro-India Cooperation and Exchange Programme (EICEP) - a project between Indian and European management institutions; The Algerian Cooperation Programme.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a unique, experimental research work of the Union of International Associations. It is currently published as a searchable online platform with profiles of world problems, action strategies, and human values that are interlinked in novel and innovative ways. These connections are based on a range of relationships such as broader and narrower scope, aggravation, relatedness and more. By concentrating on these links and relationships, the Encyclopedia is uniquely positioned to bring focus to the complex and expansive sphere of global issues and their interconnected nature.
The initial content for the Encyclopedia was seeded from UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations. UIA’s decades of collected data on the enormous variety of association life provided a broad initial perspective on the myriad problems of humanity. Recognizing that international associations are generally confronting world problems and developing action strategies based on particular values, the initial content was based on the descriptions, aims, titles and profiles of international associations.
Non-profit, apolitical, independent, and non-governmental in nature, the UIA has been a pioneer in the research, monitoring and provision of information on international organizations, international associations and their global challenges since 1907.