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IPSS ranked among top 50 think tanks in Africa

IPSS was ranked 49th in the list of think tanks based in Sub-Saharan Africa, one of the 25 Ethiopian-based think tanks mentioned in the rankings. In 2015, the Institute was ranked 50th in the same category

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06 February 2017

The Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) of Addis Ababa University (AAU) is listed among the top fifty think tanks in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to the 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report. IPSS was ranked 49th in the list of think tanks based in Sub-Saharan Africa, one of the 25 Ethiopian-based think tanks mentioned in the rankings. In 2015, the Institute was ranked 50th in the same category.



"This is our third consecutive year on the top 50 list," said IPSS Director Kidane Kiros (PhD). “Our engagements in academics, research and policy dialogues are building the capacity of regional and continental institutions working in peace and security. IPSS’ inclusion in the list is a testament to our achievement in promoting peace, security and development in Africa.”

 

The report, published annually by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Programme at the University of Pennsylvania in the United States, listed a total of 6,846 academic and research institutions around the world. The selection process involved over 4,750 journalists, policy makers, donor institutions and regional area specialists. The US leads the list with the largest number of think tanks in the world, totalling 1,835; followed by China (435) and the United Kingdom (288). From Africa, South Africa tops the list with 86 thinks tanks followed by Kenya (53) and Nigeria (48). 

Click here to download the full report.

 

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