Review of Five South Africa Based Think Tanks Supported by Sida - Final Report
Sida Decentralised Evaluations (Sida Review)
Ian Christoplos , Greg Moran , Jesper Bjarnesen
Sida provides core support for five South Africa-based think tanks working across Africa. This review analytically maps the work of these organisations and describes their relative strengths and weaknesses. The review has found that the five are highly relevant and effective in supporting regional, national and local institutions, as well as in advising the international community. The five have significant influence on the continental policy debate due to the strategic focus, quality and timeliness of their work. The five think tanks are also in many respects ‘do tanks’ with a considerable quantity of training, which is highly appreciated, particularly among actors involved in peace and security issues.