An internationally-recognised quality research institution driving economic development and innovation in KwaZulu-Natal.
To provide timely and accurate economic research to the Provincial government to support the attainment of radically transformed, inclusive and sustainable economic growth for KwaZulu-Natal.
Research into diverse training and skills required to respond to the needs of the provincial economy, and to coordinate interaction between line functions or sector departments established or envisaged provincial government training institutions, tertiary institutions, and other external service providers.
MKI as an institution values: Ubuntu, Partnership and collaboration , Shared risks and rewards, Independence to ensure objectivity , Critical thought, Economic and social justice , Political rectitude and Responsibility, accountability, and sustainability
Moses Kotane was the General Secretary of the South African Communist Party (SACP) and prominent figure in the African National Congress (ANC).