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. We conduct economic research that helps cultivate a deeper understanding of Africa among opinion leaders, policymakers and business leaders. Our work also broadly and specifically informs public policy and programmatic interventions.

GEIA provides fact-based analysis on a wide range of issues. Our research is interdisciplinary and collaborative, with emphasis on Africa’s position in the changing global economic order.

We combine technical expertise and institutional experience 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 advance the conversation on Africa’s quest for development.

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