ATPS Retains the 1st Top Science and Technology Policy Think Tank in Africa (10th globally) According to a 2021 Global Report
Dr. Nicholas Ozor, Executive Director, African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS)
The 2020 edition of the Global Go To Think Tank Index Report was officially released on 28 January 2021 marking 15 years of the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP). The program aims to examine the evolving role and character of public policy research organizations. Over the last 30 years, TTCSP has developed and led a series of global initiatives that have helped bridge the gap between knowledge and policy in critical policy areas such as international peace and security, globalization and governance, international economics, environmental issues, information and society, poverty alleviation and healthcare and global health. The report seeks to showcase the role played by think tanks in governments and civil societies with the sole aim of improving their capacity as well as performance. A total of 11,175 think tanks were catalogued and ranked in 2020 by expert panels comprising of members from diverse backgrounds and disciplines.
Once again, the African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS) has retained its top position as the 1st Top Science and Technology Policy Think Tank in Africa and 10th globally. According to the report, this category is dedicated to the leading science and technology institutions within the global community. The top think tanks in this category provide superior innovative research and strategic analyses on topics ranging from innovation and telecommunications to energy, climate, and life sciences. These think tanks excel in research, analysis, and public engagement on a wide range of policy issues with the aim of advancing debate, facilitating cooperation between relevant actors, maintaining public support and funding, and improving the overall quality of life in the relevant countries that they cover. ATPS ranked tops in various other categories assessed in this report (see figure 1).
ATPS remains the premier science and technology policy research think tank in Africa with over three decades of impact oriented research policy on science, technology and innovation (STI) on the continent. We have facilitated the development and implementation of several STI policies in most African countries since the ‘80s.
Details of the ranking can be found in the report at: