The Country Research Group comprises an intersecting network of Country Research Teams (CRTs), one for each of the five economies selected. CRTs enable a combination of local and foreign scholars to pursue research activities on case studies in coordinated compliance with international trade and human rights standards. Particular designs and application for the archival, interview and Case Study research are managed by the CRTs through a combination of individual initiative and project-wide consultation. The CRTs are responsible for operation of research, analysis, and publication activities in their assigned economy.
The Responsibilities of each CRT include:
- Prepare annual work plans, annual reports on project outcomes, coordinate and implement research, analysis and dissemination of data on specific economies under study;
- Complete case study research, analysis, and publication in line with project schedule;
- Refine research instruments as needed;
- Oversee organization and presentation of collected data to other teams and groups in the Project;
- Provide information on country-based research and analysis to other CRTs and to the Coordinated Compliance Research Group;
- Organize and support publication and dissemination of knowledge for country-based research;
- Oversee participation, preparation and publication of presentations and papers, and logistics for research workshops and seminars;
- Oversee participation, preparation and publication of presentations and papers, and assist with logistics for Policy Roundtables;
- Assist in preparation and dissemination of policy proposals;
- Develop linkages with scholars outside the project working on issues relevant to specific economies under study, to expand the linkages of the project network;
- Produce one book-length manuscript on coordinated compliance with international trade and human rights standards for each economy under study.