2020 Top Think Tanks in Sub-Saharan Africa

User icon Carolina Tobon
5 November 2021
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The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania conducts research on the role policy institutes play in governments and civil societies around the world. TTCSP produces the annual Global Go To Think Tank Index that ranks the world’s leading think tanks in a number of categories. This list includes leading institutions from the 2020 index and in the region south of the Sahara Desert.


ACET: African Center for Economic Transformation
CODESRIA: Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
IEA: Institute of Economic Affairs
KIPPRA: Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis
SAIIA: South African Institute of International Affairs
REPOA: Research on Poverty Alleviation
PSI: Ethiopia Policy Studies Institute
ACCORD: African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes
African Economic Research Consortium
IMANI Center for Policy and Education