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The Horn Economic and Social Policy Institute (HESPI) is an independent, non-profit regional think tank and consultancy firm established in 2006 for the member countries of the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD) in the Horn of Africa (HoA) in particular, and developing countries at large. HESPI has garnered excellence in providing high quality economic and social policy research for evidence-based and action-oriented strategic reforms.

The Institute undertakes commissioned studies, policy analysis and studies for the public and private sectors primarily in areas of regional and/or country specific interest. The Institute has assisted IGAD member countries in the formulation and implementation of sound economic and social policies especially in the transiting fragile economies to stability. HESPI’s promotion of high-quality policy research and analysis, and advisory services has contributed to broad-based and sustainable economic growth in the region.