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Ranking of the world’s leading think tanks

Apr 15, 2015 | News

(15 April 2015) – The University of Pennsylvania recently published the 8th edition of its “Global Go To Think Tanks Index Report”, which ranks more than 6,000 think tanks in terms of their influence.

The 2014 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report marks the eighth year of continued efforts by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the University of Pennsylvania to acknowledge the important contributions and emerging global trends of think tanks worldwide. The goal of this report is to highlight some critical threats and opportunities facing think tanks globally.

As part of the nominations process, all 6,618 think tanks catalogued in the TTCSP’s Global Think Tank Database were contacted and encouraged to participate, in addition to over 20,000 journalists, policymakers, public and private donors, think tanks, and functional and regional area specialists. This group of peers and experts was surveyed to both nominate and rank public policy research centers of distinction for 2014.

Some think tanks which are active in Brussels (Bruegel, Centre for European Policy Studies, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Jacques Delors Institute…) are in the Top Ten.

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