The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA Kenya) is a think-tank that provides a platform for informed discussions in order to influence public policy in Kenya. We seek to promote pluralism of ideas through open, active and informed debate on public policy issues. We undertake research and conduct public education on key economic and topical issues in public affairs in Kenya and the region, and utilize the outcomes of the research for policy dialogue and to influence policy making.
To inform decision-making in Kenya through policy innovation, research, analysis and dialogues.
A prosperous Kenya that has a well managed economy and that upholds constitutional principles of governance.
Our core values drive IEA Kenya’s mission as we strive to uphold the highest ethical standards in our work:
Professional integrity. We discharge our duties diligently and in line with nationally and internationally recognized ethical and professional standards. Further, we uphold honesty, transparency, reliability and consistency in all our decisions and actions.
Innovation. We are committed to continuous learning and improvement in how we do our work. We produce high quality policy and research products and outputs by encouraging and supporting positive critique, new ideas, tools, methods and techniques in policy analysis, research, planning and capacity building.
Initiative. We believe in initiative as value for encouraging and developing leadership in our organization. We encourage staff to learn to work without supervision and for individuals to be the first in identifying an opportunity and taking appropriate action.
Inclusiveness. We are an inclusive organization where differing points of view and experiences are valued as opportunities for mutual learning.