Think tank

Economic Research Institute for Trade

Institute for Industry and Commerce ‒ ERIIT

Vientiane, Lao People´s Democratic Republic

Economic research institute for trade (ERIT) was founded in 1999 and is the first purely economic research unit within the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MOIC). Its name was changed to Institute for Industry and Commerce (IIC) from 2020. It provides economic advice to the minister and other departments and offers various training programmes. It is funded by government and international aid under bilateral and multilateral cooperation between the ministry and the international donors.

Contact details

Website:
https://eriit.moic.gov.la/

Address:
P.O. Box 4107, Vientiane, Lao PR

Country:
Lao People´s Democratic Republic

Sub-region:
South-Eastern Asia

Areas of focus

Topics of research
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
Government
Institutional affiliations
Government
Year founded
1999
Age (years)
Economic Research Institute for Trade
 23
Lao People´s Democratic Republic average
 23
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Ministry of Industry and Commerce
Founder gender: Other entities
Leadership
Leader(s) (2022): Keomorlakod Sidlakhone (Dr.)
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2021): Mr. Sirisamphan VORACHITH (Director General)
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2022
Economic Research Institute for Trade
 40
Lao People´s Democratic Republic average
 40
Global average
 43
2021
Economic Research Institute for Trade
 37
% Female staff
2022
Economic Research Institute for Trade
 45%
Lao People´s Democratic Republic average
 45%
Global average
 53%
2021
Economic Research Institute for Trade
 43%
% Female researchers
2022
Economic Research Institute for Trade
 45%
Lao People´s Democratic Republic average
 45%
Global average
 35%

Organisational performance

Publications
2021
Economic Research Institute for Trade
 20
Lao People´s Democratic Republic average
 20
Global average
 43
2018
Economic Research Institute for Trade
 97

Data notes

Last updated: 30/06/2022
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Information supplied by organisation, Organisation´s website
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