South Africa – The Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI)
The Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI) is an independent research institute based in Johannesburg. Established in May 2010, the Institute brings theoretically-informed social science research into the service of answering some of the major questions facing the public sector. PARI approaches this from two angles: analyses of the organisational dynamics of the public sector and research into social change, citizenship and governance.
– work with government partners to improve the capacity and accountability of the public sector
– improve the quality of public debate and scholarly discussion in South Africa about the public sector and the state, as well as state-society relations
– support the development of a cohort of talented researchers and scholars to undertake rigorous research on the challenges of building state capacity.
Read more: http://www.pari.org.za/