The Economic Innovation Institute for Africa (EIIA) is a non-profit economic development and innovation outfit established to deepen trade, investment, and innovation linkages.
Founded in 2015 as the Global Economic Institute for Africa, before undergoing a corporate restructuring that led to its current name, EIIA has evolved over the years.
Through cutting-edge research and analysis, we deliver robust outcomes around economic development, internationalization, innovation, and public-private partnerships.
From time to time, the Institute convenes stakeholders from government, industry, academia, and the civic sector to foster solutions in a collaborative environment.
EIIA works with key stakeholders, with a particular focus on trade, FDI, innovation, sustainability, and the new economy.
We are headquartered in Ottawa, Canada.
Through cutting-edge research and analysis, EIIA guides innovative policy formulation. From time to time, the Institute convenes stakeholders from government, industry, academia and the civic sector to debate public policy issues and foster solutions in a collaborative environment.
EIIA engages an interdisciplinary array of senior policy, business and civic leaders as it harnesses best practices from around the world to help cultivate a deeper understanding of Africa’s position in the changing global economic order, with a particular focus on innovation and the new economy.
EIIA’s research programs and policy initiatives are organized around four themes:
- Trade Policy & FDI
- Inclusive Development
- Technology & Innovation
- Climate Action & Sustainability