CSIR-Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (STEPRI) is mandated to conduct research to provide knowledge-based information and contribute to the formulation and implementation of policies and programmes for socio-economic development of Ghana on the basis of Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI). Over the years, CSIR-STEPRI has excelled in executing its mandate by addressing five thematic programmes (1) Monitoring and assessment of STI-related policies in the Ghanaian economy (2)Popularization of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) (3) Commercialization, facilitating and diffusion of local technology and innovation (4) Development and management of STI human resource and (5) Adoption, assimilation and transfer of appropriate technology.
The vision of CSIR-STEPRI is to be an internationally acclaimed Institute facilitating the development, transfer, utilization, and management of STI in accordance with specific needs and priorities. The organization of STEPRI is pivoted around four technical divisions namely: Agriculture, Medicine and Environment Division (AMED); Industry and Services Division (ISD); Commercialization and Information Division (CID); and Finance and Administration Division (FAD).
CSIR-STEPRI has experience in collaborating and partnering with a vast range of international development organizations among which: the Canadian International Development Research Centre; UK Department for International Development (DFID); the World Bank; Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA); the Norwegian Development Agency (NORAD), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD); United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The Institute also collaborates strategically with international academic institutions including the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), Oxford University, Brunnel University, Washington State University, UNU-MERIT.