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Sunday, March 2, 2014

FANRPAN has been ranked one of the world's top think tanks.

FANRPAN has been highly rated by its international peers in eight categories of the GLOBAL 2013 Global Go To Think Tanks as follows:

FANRPAN Ranking
  • Top Think Tanks Worldwide (U.S. and non-U.S.) = ranked 56 out of 150 
  • Top Think Tanks in Sub-Saharan Africa = ranked 14 out of 50 
  • Top Social Policy Think Tanks = ranked 30 out of 50 
  • Best Advocacy Campaign = ranked 39 out of 75 
  • Best Institutional Collaboration Involving Two or More Think Tanks = ranked 21 out of 80 
  • Best Think Tank Conference = ranked 16 out of 60 
  • Best Think Tank Network = ranked 50 out of 60 
  • Best Trans-disciplinary Research Program at a Think Tank = ranked 15 out of 60 
FANRPAN has national nodes in 17 African countries and four of the FANRPAN' node hosting institutions have been recognized and rated as follows:

FANRPAN Node Hosting Institutions Ranking 

Top Think Tanks Worldwide (U.S. and non-U.S.) — out of 150
  • Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) (Kenya) — ranked 134 
Top Think Tanks in Sub-Saharan Africa — out of 50
  • Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) (Botswana) — ranked 10 
  • Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) (Kenya) — ranked 15 
  • Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) (Uganda) — ranked 37 
  • Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) (Tanzania) — ranked 42 
Top Domestic Economic Policy Think Tanks - out of 80
  • Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research Analyses (Kenya) — ranked 53 
  • Best Think Tank Conference — out of 60 
  • Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) (Kenya) — ranked 60 
Best Trans-disciplinary Research Program at a Think Tank — out of 60
  • Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) (Kenya) — ranked 60 
Think Tanks with the Best External Relations/Public Engagement Program — out of 50
  • Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research Analysis (KIPPRA) (Kenya) — ranked 48 
Think Tanks with Outstanding Policy-Oriented Public Programs — out of 60
  • Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) (Kenya) — ranked 60 
This annual survey is conducted by the University of Pennsylvania in the United States and is the most comprehensive ranking of the world's top Think Tanks. This accolade is a credit to the FANRPAN Network members, Node Coordinators, the Board of Governors, dedicated staff, and to the partners of FANRPAN.

A copy of the 2013 Global Go To Think Tank Index report can be downloaded here.

Related PAEPARD blog post:
3-5 February 2014. Pretoria, South Africa. The African Think Thank Summit.

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