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Sierra Leone Gets Public Think Tank Institution
By Sayoh Kamara
Jun 30, 2006, 16:40
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According to Dr. Michael S. Kargbo, the Head of Research and Deputy Executive Director of the Think Tank, the institute is an independent body established with the specific objective of undertaking relevant policy research and providing advice to, or influence policymakers and other interested bodies on matters of public policy.

The Think Tank with its offices at 25 Rawdon Street in Freetown, was formed on March 23, 2006. The Think Tank, according to a press release sent to Awareness Times, seeks to inform the process of transforming Sierra Leone into a well governed, stable, democratic, healthy,responsible and accountable society, with appreciable levels of socio-economic development and a well-informed citizenry.

The Wednesday 28th 2006 press release noted that the IPPA-SL has been established against the backdrop of national yearning for an apolitical institution to influence public policy as well as bring and sustain pressure on the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government by constantly bringing the latter to the attention of media and the wider public.

"Our organisation will ensure that there is a relentless focus on public policy so that positive social, economic and political changes are not easily reversed. This is important in the context of a post-war Sierra Leone, where the process of social transformation is leading to the growth and consolidation of democratic institutions and a vibrant civil society. There is need to maintain the huge internal and external interest in state reconstruction, institutional reform and capacity building," the release quotes Dr. Kargbo as saying.

Dr. Max Sesay, the first Executive Director of IPPA-SL, was also quoted as saying: "IPPA-SL will play the role of a catalyst in the reform process in Sierra Leone and ensure long-term sustainability, which is in the interest of all stakeholders– donor governments and institutions, reformist economic forces, state functionaries, NGOs, academics and the media."

He went on to give assurance that IPPA-SL will fill the vacuum created by the absence in Sierra Leone of a culture of rigorous research, analysis and debate, all of which have led to a weak public policy environment.

The IPPA-SL is a non-profit company Limited by Guarantee and governed by a Board of independently minded Trustees with a wide range of experience and expertise, and drawn from various walks of life, the release notes.


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