Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Top Think Tanks in Africa

With all the activities in Washington, DC relating to Africa this week, Think Tank Watch has poured through University of Pennsylvania's think tank rankings to put together the top African think tanks.  UPenn breaks Africa down into Sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa (including the Middle East):

Top Think Tanks in Sub-Saharan Africa
  1. South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) (South Africa)
  2. Institute for Security Studies (ISS) (South Africa)
  3. African Economic Research Consortium (Kenya)
  4. IMANI Center for Policy and Education (Ghana)
  5. Council for Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) (Senegal)
  6. Center for Development and Enterprise (South Africa)
  7. African Center for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) (South Africa)
  8. Africa Institute of South Africa (South Africa)
  9. Centre for Conflict Resolution (South Africa)
  10. Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) (Botswana)

Top Think Tanks in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA):
  1. Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies (Egypt)
  2. Brookings Doha Center (Qatar)
  3. Center for Economics and Policy Studies (EDAM) (Turkey)
  4. Carnegie Middle East Center (Lebanon)
  5. Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) FNA Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies (Israel)
  6. Al Jazeera Centre for Studies (Qatar)
  7. Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) (Turkey)
  8. Gulf Research Center (GRC) (Saudi Arabia)
  9. Arab Thought Forum (Jordan)
  10. Begin Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (Israel)

Here is a Think Tank Watch post from this week on the various think tank activities in Washington, DC related to the US-Africa Leaders Summit.