Global Trade Matters, a for-profit private sector think tank, was created in 2010 in order to broaden the discussion about economic policy to include the interests of the private sector, and the intellectual classes while ensuring the enhancement of the underprivileged. Global Trade Matters conducts research and engages in advocacy in areas such as social, economic and political policies. Its expressed aim is to promote national economic development in a sustainable and socially balanced manner. Global Trade Matters strives to promote “economic education” of the general public and the private sector while identifying and advocating efficient economic policies through studies, researches, conferences, roundtable discussions, open debates, seminars, publications and newsprint. Its areas of interest include different topics such as investment, real-estate, micro-finance, banking, trade, energy, agriculture, tourism, venture capital and the environment.