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IMANI on the Global Go To Think Tank Index Report (2019)

IMANI on the Global Go To Think Tank Index Report (2019)


Once again IMANI Centre for Policy & Education has been ranked as the top think tank in Ghana by Global Go To Think Tank Index Report (GGTTI) for 2019 published by the University of Pennsylvania, USA. IMANI CPE also emerged as the 3rd top think tank in Sub-Saharan Africa according to the latest GGTTI Report.

This marks IMANI CPE’s 8th consecutive year as the top think tank in Ghana. In this time IMANI has consistently been ranked as one of the top 5 think tanks in Sub-Saharan Africa.

IMANI CPE also ranked 113rd out of over 8200 think tanks in the World, and 75th out of top think tanks excluding those based in the USA.

In the more granular categories compiled in the index, IMANI buttressed its position as one of the most forward thinking and influential Think Tanks in the World; This is evidenced by the following performances;


            • 2019 Top Think Tanks with Annual Operating Budgets of Less Than $5 Million USD – 9th
            • Think Tank to Watch in 2020 – 19th
            • 2019 Think Tanks with the Most Innovative Policy Ideas/Proposals – 28th
            • 2019 Think Tank with the Best Use of the Internet – 44th
            • 2019 Top Education Policy Think Tanks – 53rd
            • 2019 Best Use of Social Media and Networks – 52nd
            • 2019 Top Domestic Economic Policy Think Tanks – 58th


Fact Sheet

  • Global Go To Think Tank Index is the most prestigious think tank rating system in the world and is published annually by the think tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP), from the University of Pennsylvania.
  • The 2019 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report recognises the existence of 8,248 think tanks Globally.
  • There are 612 think tanks in Sub-Saharan Africa, this represents 7.4 percent of the think tanks around the world.
  • Europe has the highest concentration of think tanks with 2219, representing 26.9% of the total number of think tanks in the world.  Second is North America which hosts 2058 think tanks, representing 25% of the total.
  • Ghana is host to a total of 38 think tanks. These include; IMANI Center for Policy and Education, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET), Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), Institute for Development Studies, Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG)
  • On the Sub-Saharan subcontinent, only South Africa (92), Kenya (56) and Nigeria (51) have more domestic Think Tanks than Ghana.



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