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ATPS RANKED BEST THINK TANK FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW ACCORDING TO A GLOBAL SURVEY

ATPS emerged tops again for three consecutive years as the best Think Tank in Africa and 14th globally according to the 2016 Global To Go Index report released by the University of Pennyslvania under the Think Tank and Civil Societies Program. ATPS was ranked as the Best Transdiscplinery Research Think Tanks, Best Advocacy program, and Think Tank with the Best Use of Internet in Africa.

Globally, ATPS ranked 6th as the top Think Tank with an annual operating budget of less than $5 million USD and second in Africa; this category was created in 2010 to help recognize the work of small think tanks that produce great research which may go unnoticed because of financial capacity and adequate manpower in big Think Tanks. In addition, ATPS emerged second as the Best Managed Think Tank, Best Institutional Collaboration involving two or more Think Tanks, Top Science and Technology Think Tank, and Top Global Health Policy in Africa.

Overally, ATPS ranked 103 amongst top Think Tanks worldwide (US and Non-US) and 6th in Africa. The total number of Think Tanks worldwide who presented their work were 6,846 and 615 from Sub-Saharan Africa. South Africa has 86 Think Tanks which is the largest number in Africa. Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana and Uganda have 53,48,37,28 Think Tanks respectively. Guinea Bissau and Sierra Leon have only one Think Tank in their countries which is the lowest in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The report marked the 10th anniversary since the inception of Global To Go rankings by the University of Pennyslavania to highlight the crucial roles Think Tanks play to governments, civil societies and the public in an effort to improve their capacity and performance around the world.

The ATPS Board extends its gratitude to the entire 1500 network members and stakeholders’ spread across 51 countries in 5 continents for their great support and strategic guidance received in 2016 notably, during the Stakeholders’ Forum. We look forward to your continued cooperation in 2017 as we continue to champion for STI for Africa’s sustainable development.

 

Relevant Criteria

ATPS Ranking Worldwide

ATPS Ranking in Africa

1

Best Think Tank Network

14

1

2

Best Use of Internet

22

1

3

Best Advocacy Campaign

19

1

4

Best Transdisciplenary Research Think Tanks

11

1

5

Best Managed Think Tank

22

2

6

Best Institutional Collaboration involving two or more Think Tanks

22

2

7

Top Science and Technology Think Tank

13

2

8

Top Global Health Policy Think Tank

26

2

9

Think Tank with the most Significant Impact on Public Policy

30

2

10

Top Think Tank with annual operating budget of less than $5 million USD

6

2

11

Best Regional Studies Centre

14

2

12

Best Independent Think Tanks

80

3

13

Think Tank with the most Innovative Policy Ideas/Proposals

30

3

14

Top Domestic Health Policy Think Tank

32

3

15

Top International Development Think Tank

45

4

16

Top Domestic Economic Policy Think Tank

81

4

17

Top Think Tank (US and non-US)

103

6

18

Top Think Tank in Sub-Saharan Africa

N/A

31

 

Number of Think Tanks ranked in the World 2016                                         6,846

 

Number of Think Tanks in Sub-Saharan Africa                                                615

 

Number of Think Tanks ranked in Kenya                                                           53

For inquiries on collaboration and funding support, please do kindly contact:

Dr. Nicholas Ozor

Executive Director, 

African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS), 

8th Floor, The Chancery Building, Valley Road, 

P.O. Box 10081- 00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya,

Email: executivedirector@atpsnet.org   

Telephone: +254 (0) 20-2714092; Mobile: +254 (0) 713 161 928