The Think Tank Initiative grants US$110m to developing countries’ research institutes to boost public policies October 2, 2011

Research Institutes in South Asia, Latin America and Africa have received a grant worth US$110 m from the Think Tank Initiative.Kathryn TOURE

Twenty three of these countries benefiting from the grant are from Africa including eleven from West and Central Africa.

This group of development partners has given itself the mission to support public policies in developing countries.

The Think Tank Initiative aims at improving, among other things, the democratization processes, reform of agriculture and education sectors and adaptation to climate change among others, in economically vulnerable countries.

Elisabeth-Laure Njipwo spoke with Kathryn Toure, the West and Central Africa Regional Director for the International Development Research Center, IDRC.

Listen to the audio here.

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