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African Think Tanks

See also: Top international development think tanks

 

Top sub-Saharan African Think Tanks
Think Tank Country
Rank
Centre for Conflict Resolution (Media) S Africa
1

South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) S Africa
2

Institute for Security Studies (ISS) S Africa
3
top 5
Free Market Foundation S Africa
4

Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) Senegal
5

IMANI Center for Policy and Education Ghana
6

Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) S Africa
7

Africa Institute of South Africa S Africa
8
top 5
African Center for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) S Africa
9

Centre for Development Studies Ghana
10

Centre for Policy Analysis (CEPA) Ghana
11

Initiative for Public Policy Analysis Nigeria
12

Institute for Democracy in South Africa (IDASA) S Africa
13

Inter Region Economic Network (IREN) Kenya
14

Kenya Institute for Public Policy Kenya
15
top 5
Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) Nigeria
16

Centre for Policy Studies S Africa
17

Institute for Justice and Reconciliation S Africa
18

Centre for Development and Enterprise S Africa
19

Electoral Institute of Southern Africa (EISA) S Africa
20

Institute for Statistical, Social, and Economic Research Ghana
21
top 5
Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC) Ghana
22

South African Institute of Race Relations S Africa
23

Ghana Centre for Democratic Development Ghana
24

Institute for Policy Alternatives Ghana
25

Institute of Economic Affairs Ghana
25

Economic and Social Research Foundation Tanzania
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top 5

 The 2008 rankings are taken from the Think Tank Index (temporarily off-line) published in Foreign Policy magazine (January/February 2009; see full report).

The 2007 rankings are taken from research published in 2007 by the same author, Dr James McGann (contact details below*), for the Foreign Policy Research Institute^s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program which he directs.

*Contact:
James G. McGann, Ph.D.
Assistant Director
International Relations Program
Director
Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program
University of Pennsylvania
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255 S. 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6304
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