A Specialized Agency of the African Union

COVID-19 Corner                  Support Our Work

Home | What We Do | How We Do It | Grants | Projects Regions | Eastern Southern Africa | Kenya | Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR)

Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR)

  • Project Name:
    Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR)
    Institution :
    Institute of Policy Analysis and Research
    • Core Competence:
      Economic Policy Analysis and Management
    Project Region :
    Eastern & Southern Africa
    Country :
    Status :
    Phase :
    Grant Number :
    Grant Amount (USD):
    2 500 000
    Commitment Date:
    Closing Date:
    Phase :
    Grant Number:
    Grant Amount (USD):
    1 500 000
    Commitment Date:
    Closing Date:
    Grant Number:
    Grant Amount (USD):
    1 200 000
    Commitment Date:
    Closing Date:

    IPAR is an independent public policy research center established in 1994 with a mandate to provide independent economic and social policy options in a challenging political environment.  The third phase of IPAR sought to enable the Institute to consolidate its strategy for playing a more active role in the identification of structural challenges and implementation bottlenecks to ongoing policy reforms in Kenya as well as create the condition for reorienting its strategy for financial sustainability while maintaining its independent status. 

    Project Description:

    The Project goal was to strengthen IPAR as a center of excellence in policy analysis, research and capacity building, offering constructive policy support and information to the government, private sector, civil society and development partners in order to improve the welfare of Kenyans.  Its expected results were to: i) consolidate the capacity of IPAR to implement its research program; ii) expand its participation in policy formation through dissemination of policy findings and promotion of policy dialogue on current and emerging development challenges; iii) to build capacity of the government’s and non-governmental organizations to absorb and analyze public policy; and iv) support the consolidation of its institutional capacity through partial funding of its operating and capital costs.  

Thomas Kwesi Quartey

ACBF has been granted the status of a specialized agency because of the potential to transform Africa through capacity development.

H.E. Thomas Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson, AU Commission
Erastus Mwencha

The recognition of ACBF as the African Union’s Specialized Agency for Capacity Development launches the beginning of a new era for capacity building by ACBF, which will require an appropriate level of political commitment and financial support from all stakeholders.

H.E. Erastus Mwencha, Chair, ACBF Executive Board
Lamin Momodou

The remarkable achievements ACBF has registered over the past 26 years is not by accident in our opinion. They have come through hard work, dedication, commitment, purposeful leadership, support from the member countries as well as productive partnership building.

Mr. Lamin Momodou MANNEH, Director, UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa
Goodall Gondwe

Africa needs ACBF as much, probably more now, than at the time it was created in 1991.

Hon. Goodall Gondwe, former Chair of the ACBF Board of Governors and Minister of Finance – Malawi
Ken Ofori Atta

Ghana’s partnership with ACBF is a tremendous blessing for us and therefore the opportunity for Ghana to host the 26th ACBF Board of Governors Meeting is something that we treasure.

Hon Ken Ofori Atta, Chair of the ACBF Board of Governors and Minister of Finance - Ghana