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African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS) is the best Think Tank Network; best managed Think Tank; and has the most Significant Impact on Public Policy in Africa, Says a Global Survey

The 2013 Global Go Think Thanks and Civil Society Index released in January 2014, ranks the ATPS as the best managed Think Tank in Africa (18th globally); best Think Tank Network in Africa (14th globally); and the best Think Tank in Africa with the Most Significant Impact on Public Policy (29th globally).

In addition, the ATPS also came first in raking amongst its peers in Africa in most the criteria relevant to its mandate and strategic priorities, including:

  • institutional collaboration involving two or more Think Tanks (13th globally);
  • Best Trans-disciplinary Research Program at a Think Tank (11th globally); and
  • Think Tanks with the Best Use of the Internet (25th globally).

The ATPS came second in Africa amongst Think Tanks with the Most Innovative Policy Ideas/Proposals (28th globally); Top Think Tanks with Annual Operating Budgets of Less Than $5 Million USD (7th globally); and Best Advocacy Campaign (18th globally).

Within its core mandate area of science and technology, the ATPS ranked 14th amongst Top Science and Technology Think Tanks globally; coming 2nd in Africa, after South Africa’s well resourced CSIR.

Overall, the ATPS once again ranked amongst the top 100 Top Think Tanks and Civil Society Programs globally, ranking 74th globally amongst Top Think Tanks Worldwide (Non-U.S.) and 7th in Africa.

The 2013 global go to think tank index report was launched at the United Nations headquarters in New York and at the World Bank, Washington DC on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. The TTCSP/University of Pennsylvania along with their global partners in 25 plus global cities around the world jointly released the 2013 Report in conjunction with the launch in the US. Each one of their global partners has agreed to translate the report 13 languages (French, German, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, Hebrew, Arabic, Korean, Japanese, Hidu, Turkish and Polish) and host an event that will feature the report and a panel discussion on the important role think tanks play in helping governments and civil societies respond to the policy issues they face.

For more details on the 2013 Global Go Think Tank Index, visit: http://gotothinktank.com/the-2013-global-go-to-think-tank-index-ggtti/

For more about the ATPS and its programs,  view our phase VII Strategic Plan

Contact ATPS:

Executive Director

African Technology Policy Studies Network

The Chancery Building, Valley Road

P. O. Box 10081-00100

Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: +254 20 2714092 


Web; www.atpsnet.org

Posted on Tuesday 4th February, 2014




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