CESD RANKED AS ONE OF THE TOP THINK TANKS IN THE WORLD in 2013

CESD RANKED AS ONE OF THE TOP THINK TANKS IN THE WORLD in 2013

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, 18.  2013. 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 – the Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD) is among top think tanks – worldwide (non-US).

CESD was ranked in 5 categories in the ranking.

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 excellence hat they felt should be recognized for producing rigorous and relevant research, publications and programs in one or more substantive areas of research.

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