CESD has been ranked the top think tank in Central Asia and Southern Caucasus
CESD ranked as one of the top think tanks in the world. The University of Pennsylvania announced its Global “Go-To Think Tanks” rankings for 2010.
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. According to the University of Pennsylvania rankings – a result of surveys from 1500 scholars and peer review evaluation – the Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD) is one of the top 25 think tanks in Central and Eastern Europe, including CIS. CESD is the only think tank from the Caucasus and Central Asia included in the top think tanks rankings.
CESD is also ranked as one of the top 25 domestic economic policy thinks tanks in the world. Only CESD (ranked 19) and the Center for Economic and Social Research (CASE), (Poland, ranked 21) were included in the list from Central and Eastern Europe and CIS countries.
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 year’s nomination process. This group of peers and experts were asked to nominate and then rank regional or global centers of excellencethat 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.
Link to the full report: http://www.google.ru/url?url=http://repository.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi%3Farticle%3D1008%26context%3Dthink_tanks&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&sa=U&ei=AzEkVb_GNef4ywOhiYHwCg&ved=0CBMQFjAA&usg=AFQjCNEmShGh7vBx6p_u384XnwW6AnaUlg