The Institute for Policy Analysis and Research is a non-profit, independent think-tank in Rwanda guided by a fundamental concern for the well-being of all Rwandans.  IPAR – Rwanda seeks to strengthen the evidence base available to government, civil society and development partners about the pressing social, economic and political issues facing Rwanda, and to provide real time solutions to the everyday challenges of its people. IPAR- Rwanda does this by conducting rigorous, thought-provoking research, disseminating ideas through workshops and conferences, maintaining an accessible information and resource centre, and training young Rwandan professionals in the skills of policy analysis. They look to build partnerships that will ensure the greatest impact. As an indigenous Rwandan institution but autonomous from government, it brings a distinctive voice to the policy debate.


Antonia Mutoro

Antonia Mutoro is the first executive director of the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR), the first independent think tank in Rwanda, which became operational in 2008. She played a key role in starting, setting up and driving IPAR’s strategic direction. IPAR has quickly earned a reputation as a credible and respected source of policy influence in Rwanda. Prior to joining IPAR, she held various responsibilities as an academic in senior management positions in higher education in Rwanda. As a senior education professional with comprehensive experience in education policy, academic quality and leadership, she served as a lecturer, dean and director for the Centre of Continuing Education and Director of Academic Quality. Antonia holds a Master’s degree from Leeds University in the United Kingdom.