CESD was nominated on 12 categories as one of the best think tanks in the world

CESD was nominated on 12 categories as one of the best think tanks in the world

CESD was nominated as one of the best think tanks on 12 categories for the best think tank in the world by the University of Pennsylvania (USA) Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program. According to University of Pennsylvania, over 1000 individuals participated in the nominations process from 105 countries which resulted in 743 institutions qualifying for consideration across the 37 categories. The distribution of nominations 743 institutions by region is impressive: Africa (75); Asia (135); Oceania (12); Western Europe (175); Eastern and Central Europe (83); Latin America (53); Middle East and North Africa (58) and North and Central America (152).  The impact of this increased participation is reflected in each and every one of the 37 ranking categories.


CESD was nominated over 1000 individuals from 105 countries, for followings categories;

  • Think Tanks with the Most Significant Impact on Public Policy;
  • Best Independent Think Tanks (Financially, Structurally, and Legally Independent of Government and Political Parties);
  • Best Think Tanks with an Annual Operating Budget of less than $5 Million USD;
  • Top International Development Think Tank;
  • Top Domestic Economic Policy Think Tanks;
  • Top International Economic Policy Think Tanks;
  • Top Social Policy Think Tanks;
  • Top Transparency and Good Governance Thinks Tank;
  • Top Energy and Resource Policy Think Tanks;
  • Top Think Tanks in Central and Eastern Europe;
  • Top Think Tanks – Worldwide (Non-US);
  • Top Think Tanks – Worldwide).

The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the International Relations Program, University of Pennsylvania conducts research on the role policy institutes play in governments and civil societies around the world. TTCSP was established in 1989. TTCSP maintains a database and network of over 6,500 think tanks in 152 countries. Often referred to as the “think tanks’ think tank,” TTCSP examines the evolving role and character of public policy research organizations. Over the last 25 years, the Program has developed and led a series of global initiatives that have helped bridge the gap between knowledge and policy in critical policy areas such as international peace and security, globalization and governance, international economics, environmental issues, information and society, poverty alleviation, and healthcare/global health. These international collaborative efforts are designed to establish regional and international networks of policy institutes and communities that improve policy making while strengthening democratic institutions and civil societies around the world. TTCSP works with leading scholars and practitioners from think tanks and universities in a variety of collaborative efforts and programs and maintains the world’s leading research database and directory of think tanks. TTCSP produces the annual Global Go To Think Tank Index that ranks world’s leading think tanks with the help of a panel of over 1,500 peer institutions and experts from the print and electronic media, academia, public and private donor institutions, and governments around the world.

One Response to “CESD was nominated on 12 categories as one of the best think tanks in the world”
  1. Sannur says:


    We proud of having one of Azerbaijani think thank institutions, CESD, that competes with dozens and hundreds of other institutions in all over world.

    Wish all the best and continuation of your success.


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