The vision of GESI is to be recognized as a globally authoritative source of information and analysis on contemporary critical topics pertaining to health, social and natural sciences; and social, political and economic affairs of Ethiopia, with a view to advancing the establishment of a democratic system of government where all citizens have equal rights and opportunities.


The mission of GESI is to generate evidence relating to developments concerning Ethiopia, with particular reference to external public opinion and internal policy initiatives. Specific objectives include:

  • undertaking research and analysis on pertinent matters of interest at the national and global scale
  • organizing high-level platforms for dialogue and engagement
  • publishing periodicals, monographs and publicity materials in furtherance of the vision of GESI, and 
  • forging strategic partnership with like-minded organizations and institutions.