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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The mission of KIPPRA is to provide quality public policy advice to the Government of Kenya by conducting objective research and analysis and through capacity building in order to contribute …

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The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) is an independent public policy think tank advancing a well-governed, peaceful, economically sustainable and globally engaged Africa.

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Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization concerned with poverty and pro-poor growth. REPOA undertakes and facilitates research, conducts and coordinates training, and promotes the development of …