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TTI Phase 2 Institutional Support: Institute for Policy Analysis and Research

This funding will help strengthen the Institute for Policy Analysis and Research's (IPAR-Rwanda) role as a credible public policy institution in Rwanda by enhancing its ability to provide high-quality, influential, and policy-relevant research.

About the Institute for Policy Analysis and Research
IPAR-Rwanda is a non-profit, non-governmental, independent research institute based in Rwanda. Its mandate is to support sound and informed public policies through objective analysis and research. It aims to provide information and analysis that will assist decision-makers, and provide a forum for vibrant policy debate in the country. IPAR-Rwanda receives its funding from the Think Tank Initiative (TTI).

Research for policy influence
TTI is a multi-funder program dedicated to strengthening independent policy research institutions, or think tanks, in developing countries. The program aims to enhance their ability to provide sound research that informs and influences policy.

This second TTI phase (2014?2019) will fund 43 institutions. This will help them consolidate their role as credible development actors in their countries, and in some cases, regionally and internationally. For IPAR-Rwanda, this project will help enhance its research quality, organizational performance, and policy engagement.

Better research and improved policy influence
Through this support over the next 4.5 years, IPAR-Rwanda is expected to
-have a stable team of more qualified and experienced in-house researchers
-improve the quality of its research
-increase the number of publications and databases accessible through its resource centre
-increase the number of external research collaborators working and co-publishing with staff
-package and share its research outputs
-attract more funds from the Government of Rwanda and others
-address recommendations from institutional reviews
-increase its visibility and influence in policy processes

Project ID
Project Status
End Date
54 months
IDRC Officer
Diakalia Sanogo
Total Funding
CA$ 1,113,006.00
South of Sahara
Think Tank Initiative
Think Tank Initiative
Institution Country
Project Leader
Eugenia Kayitesi
Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR-Rwanda)


TTI phase 2 institutional support : Kigali - Rwanda

TTI phase 2 institutional support : Kigali - Rwanda


The Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR- Rwanda) developed and successfully implemented a five-year strategic plan (2012 -2016) and is currently involved in a second five-year strategic plan (2016-2021). The Think Tank Initiative (TTI) Phase 2 Institutional Support works to strengthen IPAR-Rwanda’s role as a credible public policy analysis and research institution by building capacity to undertake high-quality, influential and policy-relevant research. The report provides a review of ongoing activities, outputs, challenges and accomplishments.

Author(s): IPAR Rwanda

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