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Among the top ten think tanks in MENA !

Chosen as 8th best think tank in the MENA region in 2018, Policy Center for the New South (former OCP Policy Center), has continued to move up the rankings over the years since its inception, starting as 16th best think tank in MENA in 2014 to 8th in 2018. In addition, the Atlantic Dialogues (our flagship conference), was ranked as 16th best conference globally. The Policy Center was also ranked in other categories such as being 52nd "Top Energy and Resource Policy Think Tank," and 57th for best "Institutional Collaboration Involving Two or More Think Tanks." See all the rankings here.  


Following the launch of the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) Global Go-To Think Tanks Index of 2018, a debate was held entitled “Why Think Tanks matter in Africa?” explaining what think tanks are, what they do, what value they add, and why think tanks are more important than ever before in Africa. Idayat Hassan, Director of the Center for Democracy and Development (CDD) – Nigeria, and Kidane Kiros Bitsue, Executive Director of the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) – Ethiopia participated in the debate moderated by our Senior Fellow, Mohammed Loulichki, and hosted by Policy Center for the New South in partnership with TTCSP.

Directors 4x4

The first edition of the 4x4 Directors Forum, co-organized with IFRI, took place in Rabat this past Monday & Tuesday, January 28-9. Gathering a balanced number of directors from African and European think tanks, the forum provides speakers with a platform for discussion on major topics such as the think-tank agenda in 2019, the global compact on migration, foreign influence in Africa and more. Interviews were conducted with some of the directors present during the forum.

Brazil Must Build a (Fiscal) Wall
Opinion | Otaviano Canuto

2019 has been positive for the Brazilian economy, which "started the year at high speed." Indeed, the Brazilian currency, the real, is among the world’s best-performing currencies so far in 2019. And, in addition to reforms by the Minister of Economy, which were described as “like music to the ears for financial investors,” the main stock market index, Ibovespa, hit a string of record highs breaking the 97,000-point mark last week.
Our Senior Fellow, Otaviano Canuto, believes “Brazil Must Build a (Fiscal) Wall," in his latest blog (of almost the same name).

Atlantic Dialogues 2018, la revue de presse
Opinion | Sabine Cessou

La conférence Atlantic Dialogues, organisée par le Policy Center for the New South (PCNS) à Marrakech, du 13 au 15 décembre 2018, a fait l’objet d’une couverture  presse exceptionnelle, avec plus de 50 sujets traités au Maroc, en français et en arabe, ainsi qu’une dizaine de papiers à l’étranger.
Dans cette revue de presse, Sabine Cessou revient plus en détail sur l’intérêt accordé à la conférence Atlantic Dialogues 2018 par les médias, nationaux et internationaux.

Présidence de la Banque mondiale
Opinion | Mustapha Mouhamadou Ly

Dans ce Blog, Mustapha Mouhamadou Ly, Senior Economist au Policy Center for the New South, saisit le contexte de changements à la tête de la Banque mondiale (BM) pour formuler un certain nombre de questions qui portent à la fois sur le fonctionnement de l’Institution, en se demandant si des réformes pourraient être attendues, et sur le devenir de ses engagements au profit des pays en développement.

Indispensable Nation in the Free World
Opinion | Helmut Sorge

With the resignation of U.S. Secretary of Defense, Jim Mattis, and with John Bolton's unusual method of conducting foreign policy decisions (e.g. leaving out “key players,” from discussion on major policy decisions), Helmut Sorge delves into the effects of U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East, notably regarding the decision to withdraw troops from Syria.

Policy Center in the Press

Karim EL Aynaoui hisse l’ex OCP Policy Center, de la 16ème à la 8ème place dans la zone MENA, en 4 ans | Le1.ma
Le franc CFA est-il une cause de l'émigration de certains Africains ? [À vrai dire] | TV5 Monde
Le think thank marocain Policy Center For The New South classé 8e au niveau mondial | Medias24
Think tanks : Un centre marocain dans le Top 10 MENA | Infomédiaire Maroc
Think tanks: le Policy Center for The New South au top dans la région MENA | PouvoirsAfrique

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