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IPPA Ranks Top-25 Go-To Think Tank in Sub-Saharan Africa

January 25th, 2011(Lagos, Nigeria): The Initiative for Public Policy Analysis (IPPA), the 2005 award-winning organization, ranks among Top-25 Go-To think tank in Sub Saharan Africa, according to the 2010 Global Go-To think tank ranking report released on January 18, 2011 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

The Think Tank ranking is based on a worldwide survey of 1,500 scholars, journalists, policy makers and peers from almost 120 countries conducted by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States.

The 2010 rankings are distilled from a universe of 5,491 nominated policy organizations from every part of the world. The report ranks the Initiative for Public Policy Analysis (IPPA) among Top-25 Go-To think-tank in Sub-Saharan Africa. This ranking marks the second time that IPPA would be ranked among Top-25 Go-To think tank in Sub-Saharan Africa. The first was in 2008.

“This ranking is a testimony that the Initiative for Public Policy Analysis (IPPA) is making the desired impacts and changing the climate of opinions in Nigeria. It also helps in bridging the gap between knowledge and policy, confirms the organization as a topmost research center, endorses the effectiveness of its programs, media outreaches and of course a pat on our team’s back to do more.” says Thompson Ayodele, executive director of the Initiative for Public Policy Analysis.

Olusegun Sotola, a Research Fellow with the IPPA, also welcome this ranking. “ This ranking is a positive indicator that what we do at IPPA is making the right impact and it is equally a motivation to do more. We savour the joys of this ranking as well as recognize the challenges it places. Our donors can count on IPPA as a high-quality, policy-oriented research and capacity building institution.”

The 2010 Global Go-To Think Tank Ranking is compiled by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the International Relations Program, University of Pennsylvania. Started in 2006, these annual reports seek to evaluate performance and to identify leading think tanks throughout the world. In the 2010 survey, 6,480 think tanks were invited to participate; out of those, 5,491 think tanks were nominated and then ranked in 29 categories.

The primary objective of the rankings is to recognize some of the leading public policy think tanks in the world and highlight the important contributions these organizations are making to governments and civil societies around the world.


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