The Think Africa Partnership (TAP) is a multi-donor Trust Fund and the Africa Regions’ flagship trust fund translating knowledge into economic policy action.
Governments across Sub-Saharan Africa are demanding a new approach and more support in bridging the gap between researchers and policymakers. In 2017, the World Bank’s Africa region created TAP to take advantage of this opportunity to better connect evidence and policy.
The Think Africa Partnership aims to supports economic transformation and growth via better uptake of policy-relevant knowledge and data. To attain this goal, the initiative is bringing together an exceptional network of African young professionals, scholars and universities, domestic and regional 'knowledge to policy' think tanks, and a network of over 40 Chief Economic Advisors to Heads of State to over 40 countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
Reinforcing home-grown and home-owned economic policy solutions, TAP nurtures exceptional African talent, strengthening debate and deliberation inside and outside of government and building a pipeline of reformers among African development professionals and economists