CESD Ranked As One Of The Top Think Tanks In The World in 2012

CESD Ranked As One Of The Top Think Tanks In The World in 2012

The University of Pennsylvania ranked CESD among top fifty worldwide think tanks

The University of Pennsylvania’s (UPenn) Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program announced rankings of the leading public policy research organizations in the world in their annual Global “Go-To Think Tanks” report. The presentation of the report took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on January, 19, 2012. The report’s publication is the culmination of an eight-month process involving the support of think tanks and experts from every region of the world. Despite the scope of the project, the rankings are conducted without the benefit of a full time staff or budget, instead made possible with the assistance of a group of research interns from the University of Pennsylvania and other colleges in the Philadelphia area.

According to the University of Pennsylvania rankings, a result of surveys 6,545 think tanks from 182 countries as well as from 1500 scholars and peer review evaluation, he Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD) is among top fifty think tanks – worldwide (non-US) where the center ranked 33.

CESD is also ranked as one of the top think tanks with annual operating budgets of less than $5 million USD in the world (ranked 3rd place in the world)

CESD is also one of the top 25 think tanks in Central and Eastern Europe, including CIS (ranked 15).

CESD Ranks in the world

Name of Category CESD Rank

Top think tanks with annual operating budgets of less than 5 million USD in the world

3rd
Top fifty think tanks – worldwide (non-US)           33rd

25 think tanks in Central and Eastern Europe   15th 

Source; The University of Pennsylvania, 2o12

In its fourth edition, this report is the first comprehensive ranking of the world’s top think tanks, based on a worldwide survey of close to 1500 scholars, policy makers, journalists and regional and subject area experts. The think tank index has been described as the insider’s guide to the global marketplace of ideas. All 6,480 think tanks in the world were contacted and encouraged to participate in this yea’s nomination process. This group of peers and experts were asked to nominate and then rank regional or global centers of excellence hat they felt should be recognized for producing rigorous and relevant research, publications and programs in one or more substantive areas of research. In 2010, the Global Go-To Think Tank Rankings (GGTTTR) process for nominating and selecting the leading public policy research organizations (think tanks) was restructured based on feedback we received from scholars, think tanks and experts who had participated in the nomination and selection process since its inception five years ago.

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