ACEP Among Top 20 Global Energy & Policy Resource Think Tanks - GGTT

The Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) has been ranked as the 14th Energy & Resource Policy Think Tank in the world, and the only energy think tank from Africa within the top 20 globally, by the Global Go-To Think Tank Index (GGTTI), in its 2019 Report.

This is yet another recognition of the Centre’s credibility and influence when it comes to research work, policy analysis, contract governance, inclusion, transparency and general advocacy, and overall output within the energy and extractive space in Africa in particular, and the world in general.

GGTTI is produced annually by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, and ranks the world’s leading think tanks in a variety of categories with the help of a panel of over 1,796 peer institutions and experts from the print and electronic media, academia, public and private donor institutions, and governments around the world.

The 2019 rankings were done under four main categories: Top Think Tanks in the World; Top Think Tanks by Region; Top Think Tanks by Area of Research; and Top Think Tanks by Special Achievement.

The ranking process attracted close to 4000 individual participants globally. The criteria for selection centred around quality and commitment of the think tank’s leadership (chief executive and governing body), quality and reputation of its staff, quality and reputation of the research and analysis produced, its ability to recruit and retain elite scholars and analysts, its academic performance and reputation, its access to key institutions, impact of its research and programs on policy makers and other policy actors, and the quality, number, and reach of its publications, among others.

Launched in 2006, the Global Go-To Think Tanks Index identify and recognize centers of excellence in all the major areas of public policy research in every region of the world to increase their profile and performance, raise global awareness on their importance and the roles they play in governments and civil societies around the globe, as well as help bridge the gap between knowledge and policy.