Border Policy Brief
Following the announcement of the Canada – U.S. ―"Beyond the Border" (BtB) vision, there has been increased emphasis upon measurement of various things associated with national borders. Many of the specific elements within the BtB plan include an associated metric, so that bureaucrats and the public are able to measure progress toward realization of the vision. Of course, BtB is not the only border-related policy goal adopted by governments—other goals have been established by Canada, the U.S., and states and provinces. This article focuses upon two such policy goals: the U.S. National Export Initiative (NEI), and the effort to "green the border" (i.e., to reduce the ecological impacts associated with cross-border transportation) undertaken by B.C. and Washington State.
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Davidson, David L.; Faulds, Ian; and Messa, Stephanie, "Metrics of Policy Effects at the Canada-US Border: The National Export Initiative and the Effort to 'Green the Border'" (2012). Border Policy Research Institute Publications. 22.