The Institute’s work is organized around four thematic areas: Trade, Foreign Direct Investment, Innovation and Development (TFID). From economic diversification, energy innovation, financial technologies, climate change, artificial intelligence and internationalization to the triple helix of industry-academia-government interactions, GEI addresses a wide variety of sustainability and economic development issues.
Based on the TFID framework, we help design and implement strategies and policies, using our vast network of experts and practitioners from industry, government and academia.
By seamlessly integrating applied economics, strategy, technology and policy, we combine technical expertise, institutional experience, global perspectives and local realities to help advance the Sustainable Development Goals. In particular, we specialize in harnessing best practices and the capabilities of the developed world to help emerging markets and developing economies.
Our Secretariat, located in Ottawa, Canada, serves as the global point of contact for partners and stakeholders.