IMANI Centre for Policy & Education has been ranked as the most influential and impactful think tank in Ghana and the third topmost think tank in sub-Saharan Africa, the 2018 Global Go-To Think Tank Index (GGTTI) has stated.
In the last five years, IMANI has been ranked second in 2015 and 2016, third in 2017 and 2018; and 4th in 2014 in the sub-Saharan Africa category.
The rankings published by the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania, US, assessed 8,126 think tanks worldwide.
Nine other Ghanaian think tanks made the final 100 top Think Tanks in sub-Saharan Africa for active roles in directing policy and governance in Ghana.
These include, the African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET), 4th; Institute for Economic Affairs, 17th; Institute for Development Studies (IDS), 34th; ISSER, 35th; Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG), 70th; Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD), 74th; Centre for Economic Transformation (CET), 86 and the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), 96th in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Before beginning the 2018 nomination and selection process, the team conducted extensive research in order to update and verify the Think Tank and Civil Societies Program’s (TTCSP) Global Think Tank Database. Through this process, many additional think tanks were identified for possible inclusion in this year’s study.
A month in advance of the 2018 nomination and selection process launch, a letter announcing the commencement of the 2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index (GGTTI) was sent to the individuals and organizations in our database.
Think tanks were asked to make recommendations for improving the nomination and selection process, in addition to potential Expert Panel nominees.
A letter requesting evaluations of the efficacy and validity of the 2017 Rankings criteria, and nomination and selection process, was also sent to expert panellists from previous years.
Global Go To Think Tank Index (GGTTI)
The GGTTI is but one measure of a think tank’s performance and impact and has been designed for use in conjunction with other metrics to help identify and evaluate public policy research organizations around the world.
An organization’s inclusion within the Index does not indicate a seal of approval or endorsement for the institution, its publications, or its programs by the TTCSP.
On the other hand, an organization’s exclusion from the rankings does not necessarily indicate poor quality, effectiveness, or performance.
There are 8,162 think tanks around the world completing exceptional work to help bridge the gap between knowledge and policy. This report is no more than one effort to highlight some of the world’s leading think tanks.
Source: JoyBusiness | JAD