The Institute of Economic Affairs is the proud recipient of a 2011 Templeton Freedom Award, received in the category of ‘Free-market solutions to poverty’.
Through a range of publications in the past two years – including Transforming welfare - incentives, localisation and non-discrimination  and the groundbreaking A New Understanding of Poverty – the IEA has greatly contributed to the debate on how poverty can best be tackled.
Winners this year were drawn from five continents. The 16 recipients in the various categories were chosen from over 183 applications from 48 countries by an independent panel of expert judges.
Named after the late investor and philanthropist Sir John Templeton, the Templeton Freedom Award was established in 2003 and is the largest international prize program that celebrates think tank contributions to the understanding of freedom.