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)
Dr. Nii Addy is Assistant Professor (Research) in the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, where he also conducts research at the McGill Center for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE). Dr. Addy’s work focuses on effecting sustainable organizational and institutional change through multi-stakeholder partnerships spanning societal sectors (public, private and civil society) and industrial sectors (education, nutrition, health, agriculture, etc.). His areas of research expertise include strategy and policy formulation, as well as process evaluation in partnerships. His interdisciplinary research combines qualitative and quantitative approaches, with the goal of informing how diverse stakeholders can work together effectively for collective impact. His recent research and teaching focus on how social innovation emerges in partnerships from interactions between functionally diverse decision-makers embedded within specific institutional contexts. Dr. Addy’s current projects include studying and designing management and learning processes in partnerships promoting business-oriented strategies for the supply and demand of healthy foods in Canada as well as in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Dr. Addy has experience across multiple contexts in SSA and North America. He has been a consultant and researcher 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.