2020 Top Think Tanks in Sub-Saharan Africa

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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.


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The African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) is a non-profit Accra-based think tank. ACET economists, researchers, and support staff advise African governments —including Ghana, Liberia, Mozambique, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone—on …


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CODESRIA was established in 1973. Its aim is to promote, facilitate and disseminate research (within the social sciences) throughout Africa and also to create a community in which members can …


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ACCORD’s primary aim is to influence political developments by bringing conflict resolution, dialogue and institutional development to the forefront as an alternative to armed violence and protracted conflict. ACCORD specialises …


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The IMANI Center for Policy and Education is a think tank that seeks to promote peace and prosperity in Africa by educating business, government and civil society members on the …