IMANI Center for Policy & Education is 5th most influential think tank in Africa

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Global think tank programme in association with Pennsylvania University and the Foreign Policy Magazine ranked IMANI, the 5th most influential think tank in Africa for 2010. We were ranked 6th last year. See last year’s ranking at

Top 25 Think Tanks in Southern Africa (including sub-Saharan Africa) in 2010

1. South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), South Africa

2. Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), Senegal

3. African Center for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD), South Africa

4. Free Market Foundation, South Africa

5. IMANI Center for Policy and Education, Ghana

6. Centre for Conflict Resolution, South Africa

7. Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC), Uganda

8. Institute for Security Studies (ISS), South Africa

9. Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), Kenya

10. Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR), Uganda

11. Centre for Development and Enterprise, South Africa

12. Centre for Development Studies – Ghana

13. Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) – Nigeria

14. Africa Institute of South Africa – South Africa

15. Centre for Policy Analysis (CEPA) – Ghana

16. Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) Ethiopia

17. South African Institute of Race Relations – South Africa

18. Center for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA) Nigeria

19. Centre d`études, de documentation et de recherché économique et sociale (CEDRES) Burkina Faso

20. Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) Tanzania

21. Electoral Institute of Southern Africa (EISA) – South Africa

22. African Technology Policy Studies Network, Tanzania Chapter (ATPS-Tanzania) Tanzania

23. Centre for Research and Technology Development (RESTECH Centre) Kenya

24. Ghana Centre for Democratic Development – Ghana

25. Institute of Economic Affairs – Kenya (IEA-Kenya) Kenya

For a complete list of the top think tanks in other regions of the world please visit