Nii Addy

Dr. Nii Addy is Assistant Professor (Research) at the Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID), McGill University. Prior to this, he was at the McGill Center for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE) in the Desautels Faculty of Management. Dr. Addy’s work focuses on developing, implementing, and assessing strategies and policies for institutional change in multi-stakeholder partnerships spanning societal sectors (businesses, public agencies, and civil society organizations) and industrial sectors (education, agriculture, nutrition, health, etc.). His interdisciplinary work combines qualitative and quantitative approaches, with the goal of informing how diverse stakeholders can work together effectively for sustainable development. He applies research in developing knowledge sharing tools, and in training leaders from various sectors as they engage in partnership processes for collective impact. Dr. Addy works in both Anglophone and Francophone contexts. His current projects include cross-sector partnerships promoting entrepreneurship for improvements in agri-food, nutrition and health in North America and Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). He has been a researcher and consultant on projects for a number of organizations, including the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the World Bank, the Hewlett Foundation, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., and ICF International.

Course offered:

Complexity Seminar: Policymaking in a World of Business


PhD, Stanford University, Graduate School of Education (Organization Studies and International Comparative Education specializations)

MPA, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (Development Studies specialization)

BA, Swarthmore College (Economics)



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