Poverty free Eastern Cape where everyone benefits equitably from the economy and realise their human potential


The mission of ECSECC is to be a multi-stakeholder centre of excellence in applied policy research, development planning and facilitation.

Values and Principles

ECSECC continues to be driven by a mix of values that obtain from the Liberation Struggle in our country together with that of internationally competitive, "cutting-edge" socio-economic policy research institutes. Core values and principles include:

  • Non racialism;
  • Non Sexism;
  • Human Dignity;
  • Democracy;
  • Accountability;
  • Transparency;
  • Professionalism;
  • Innovation;
  • Organisational Learning;
  • Constructive Criticism, and,
  • Creating the conditions for people to realise their full human potential.


Goal 1: To facilitate effective and efficient administration and governance.

Goal 2: To support development policy, strategy and planning in the Eastern Cape province.

Goal 3: To be a socio-economic knowledge hub for the Eastern Cape Province.

Goal 4: To create platforms for multi-stakeholder participation and partnerships.





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