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Institute of Policy Analysis and Research Capacity Building Project (IPAR-CAP)

  • Project Name:
    Institute of Policy Analysis and Research Capacity Building Project (IPAR-CAP)
    Institution :
    Institute of Policy Analysis and Research
    Strategic Pillar:
    Tracking Policy Impact
    Project Region :
    Eastern & Southern Africa
    Country :
    Status :
    Grant Number :
    Grant Amount (USD):
    2 150 000
    Commitment Date:
    Closing Date:

    The Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR) Rwanda is an independent think tank organization established in May 2008. As one of the partners in Rwanda benefiting from the Multi-Sector Capacity Building Program with support from ACBF, IPAR has now become one of the few think tanks known in Rwanda and the only independent institution involved in policy analysis and research and capacity building. The support of ACBF enabled IPAR to build capacity in many ways: in response to a growing demand for its services, the growth in scope and wider client base as the only independent think tank as well as the critical role IPAR can play in the context of Rwanda’s economic development.

    Project Description:

    The project goal is to contribute to improved economic performance of Rwanda in achieving the development objectives defined in the Vision 2020 of the country. The project objectives are (i) to enhance the human and institutional capacity of IPAR for conducting relevant research studies to inform policy making processes and (ii) to improve capabilities of state and non-state actors in policy analysis and management.The project components are: (i) Strengthening Capacity for Research, focused on building the research capacity of IPAR; (ii) Enhancing Capacity for Public Dialogue and (iii) Human Capacity Building to enhance capacity building of IPAR and other thinktanks. As a result of this project, the expected outcomes are increased influence of IPAR in policy research and analysis and significant contribution of local expertise to public policy formulation through quality research and analysis.

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