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

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

About the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis
KIPPRA is an autonomous think tank in Kenya. Established in 1997, KIPPRA's mission is to provide high-quality public policy advice to the Kenyan government by conducting objective research, analysis, and capacity building. The goal is to help the country achieve its national development goals. KIPPRA's research themes include macroeconomic policy, public expenditure management, food security, tourism, regional integration and trade, private-sector development, education, poverty, infrastructure, service delivery, and investment. It 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, helping them consolidate their role as credible development actors in their countries, and in some cases, regionally and internationally. For KIPPRA, this project will help enhance its research quality, organizational performance, and policy engagement.

Research quality, monitoring, evaluation
With the 4.5 year term TTI core grant support, KIPPRA is expected to
-improve the quality of its research by involving external researchers in its activities
-train staff in new research methods to attract more partnerships
-involve internal and external professionals in applying research quality procedures
-achieve a higher staff retention rate
-maintain its ISO certification through good governance and management
-align its operations with Kenya's new constitution by revising the KIPPRA Act of Parliament
-apply monitoring and evaluation processes to ensure internal goals and targets are met and to assess the impact of KIPPRA's work
-expand its network of partners (national, regional, and international researchers and institutions) that benefit from its research and training
-increase outreach, policy influence, and partnership programs

Project ID
Project Status
End Date
54 months
IDRC Officer
John Okidi
Total Funding
CA$ 1,603,079.00
South of Sahara
Think Tank Initiative
Think Tank Initiative
Institution Country
Project Leader
Rose Ngugi
Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis