New Global Think Tanks Alliance

New Global Think Tanks Alliance

CESD, Azerbaijan is part of the global network

New global alliance of think tanks from emergency economies was set up in Hanikou, China on November, 01, 2013. CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development, an internationally recognized top independent think tank from Azerbaijan, is part of new initiative. The alliance has think tank members from Brazil, China. Southern Africa Republic, Malaysia, Turkey, Russia, Nigeria, Vietnam, Mexico, India. 2 think tanks from developed countries (Germany and USA) are also members of the alliance.

The Economic Policy Forum – Emerging Economies Think Tank Alliance for High Quality Growth (EPF) was set up to better realize this still largely untapped potential to improve the quality of growth, in emerging economies and globally.

The alliance launched the first round-table meeting in Hanikou, China on November 01, 2013 with support from GIZ, UNDP and some other donors.
The global community is faced with a number of pressing economic policy challenges, in particular those related to the quality of growth and the stability of the world economy- as the alliance declares. Emerging economies are at the very core of those challenges: not only do their economic development trajectories have major global implications, but global challenges and related international regimes also have an impact on emerging economies’ domestic policy choices. Despite obvious differences in underlying conditions, the specific economic policy challenges emerging economies face are often similar: there is much scope for exchange, knowledge sharing, and joint learning. In addition, experiences of developed nations, such as Germany’s model of a social and ecological market economy, can provide some useful insights.

Think tanks in emerging economies play an increasingly important role in shaping the economic policy choices of their respective governments. Promoting exchange and cooperation among think tanks from emerging economies and with those of developed economies can hence directly contribute to tackling some of the world’s most pressing economic challenges.

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  1. Therese says:

    For more information on the Economic Policy Forum – Emerging Economies Think Tank Alliance (EPF) please visit

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