CRIA's vision is to be a premier international, independent think-tank for promotion of regionalism as a key element of African development strategy. It seeks to direct the surge of interest on the subject of economic cooperation and integration into constructive and productive channels and provide programmes and guidelines for action.



The primary mission of CRIA is to provide cutting-edge, evidence-based research and capacity building to facilitate adoption of well-informed policy choices for meeting challenges of regionalism in Africa. The Centre achieves this by enhancing the knowledge and skills of policy-makers, decision-makers, implementers, professional, academics, private sector and civil society organisations, and all other non-state actors engaged in regional cooperation and integration processes in Africa.