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KIPPRA has continued to be favourably ranked as one of the leading think tanks in the world, according to the 2012 Global Go To Think Tanks Survey (http://www.gotothinktank.com). KIPPRA ranked 14 out of the Top 50 think tanks in Sub-Saharan Africa, and 139 out the Top 150 think tanks worldwide. Only 8 other Kenyan think tanks featured in the Sub-African category and 3 in the world wide category. KIPPRA was also one of the only Kenyan think tanks in the Top 80 economic policy think tanks, ranking 55 out of the Top 80 in this category. In the category of Think Tanks with the most outstanding policy-oriented research programmes, KIPPRA was ranked 43 out of the Top 60 thinks tanks, and was the only Kenya think tank ranked in this category. Moreover, KIPPRA was ranked 39 out of the Top 50 think tanks with the best external relations/public engagement programs. Only two other African think tanks were ranked in this category, and KIPPRA was the most favourable rated. Finally, the Institute was ranked 44 out of 60 in the category of best policy study/report produced by a Think Tank in 2011-2012.
The vision of KIPPRA is to be the leading institute in public policy research and analysis; an international centre of excellence. These ranking show that the Institute has made a mark in public policy research and analysis in the country and rates highly in Sub-Saharan Africa. However, much remains to be done in order to improve the Institute’s regional and international visibility and the potential and commitment is there.