The Global Economic Institute for Africa (GEIA) is a leading non-profit, non-partisan think tank fostering public-private dialogue on Africa, in a global context.

GEIA provides fact-based analysis for opinion leaders, policymakers, business leaders, academia, philanthropy and the media on a wide range of issues. Our research is interdisciplinary and collaborative, with emphasis on internationalization and the triple helix of industry-academia-government interactions.

The Institute’s work is organized around four thematic areas: Trade, Foreign Direct Investment, Innovation and Sustainable Development. 

We combine technical expertise, institutional experience, global perspectives and local realities to help advance the Sustainable Development Goals. In particular, leveraging our vast network of academic experts and practitioners, we harness best practices from around the world to help Africa’s quest for development.

Our Global Secretariat is located in Ottawa, Canada, with regional offices in a few African countries.