The Edge Institute

economic development, growth and equity

… The EDGE Institute is a non-profit organisation. All our research reports are placed in the public domain, through the publication of reports, the submission of articles to both specialised and mass media, and through participation in seminars, workshops and conferences. (about 1/2).

Programmes; Publications; Seminars; Partners; People;
Address: The EDGE Institute, 10th Floor, Braamfontein Centre, Jorrisen Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa;

About 2/2: The EDGE Institute is an economic policy centre in Johannesburg which carries out research to promote sustainable growth, development and distributional equity.

The EDGE provides in depth analysis of:

  • the macro-economy and of industrial sectors, focusing on long-run trends and strengths and weaknesses in South Africa and other African countries;
  • inward and outward FDI to and from South Africa with particularly emphasis on India, China and South-South relations.

The EDGE hosts Research ICT Africa! a network of researchers from 20 African countries in the broad field of ICT policy and regulation. The network seeks to contribute to the development of a sustainable information society and knowledge economy across the African continent.

Through reports and publications, seminars and workshops, the Institute engages in debate about policy alternatives for South Africa’s economic and social development.

EDGE Institute research provides essential information for the analysis of business risk, inducing market risk and risks emerging from the socio-political and regional environment. The EDGE Institute specialises in the collection of firm-level data through surveys and case studies to gain deeper insight into business attitudes, decisions and the operating environment.

Our research provides information and analysis of value to two sets of stakeholders:

  • Decision-makers and participants in economic policy debates, inside and outside government;
  • Firms and organisations evaluating risk in the ‘real economy’.

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