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The 2013 Global Go To Think Tank Index (GGTTTI)

The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the University of Pennsylvania released its seventh annual 2013 Global Go To Think Tanks Report on Wednesday January 22, 2014, at a morning press conference in Washington DC, hosted by the World Bank. The 2013 Global Go To Think Tank Index (GGTTTI) marks the seventh year of continued efforts by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania (TTCSP) to acknowledge the important contributions and emerging global trends of think tanks worldwide. Our initial effort to generate a ranking of the world’s leading think tanks in 2006 was a response to a series of requests from donors, government officials, journalists, and scholars, to produce regional and international rankings of the world’s preeminent think tanks. Since its inception, our ongoing objective for the GGTTTI report is to gain understanding of the role think tanks play in governments and civil societies. Using this knowledge, we hope to assist in improving the capacity and performance of think tanks around the world.
Souce: http://gotothinktank.com/the-2013-global-go-to-think-tank-index-ggttti 


The Index has become the gold standard for think tanks around the world and is widely cited by governments, donors, journals and policymakers as the foremost profile and performance of think tanks in every region of the world. To complement this global expansion, regional events took place in over 30 global cities to announce the report, which was translated into 13 languages including Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish. “In the world filled with tweets and sound bites that are often superficial and politically charged, it is critical to know where to turn for sound policy proposals that address the complex policy issues that policymakers and the public face,” says James McGann, PhD, Director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program. “This Index is designed to help identify and recognize the leading centers of excellence in public policy research around the world. The report is compiled with assistance from over 1,500 peer institutions and experts from the print and electronic media, academia, public and private donor institutions, and governments around the world and ranks the top 150 global think tanks across four general categories:
  • Top Think Tanks in the World
  • Top Think Tanks by Region
  • Top Think Tanks by Area of Research
  • Top Think Tanks by Special Achievement
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The report is compiled with assistance from over 1,500 peer institutions and experts from the print and electronic media, academia, public and private donor institutions, and governments around the world and ranks the top 150 global think tanks across four general categories: 

 Top Think Tanks in the World 
 Top Think Tanks by Region 
 Top Think Tanks by Area of Research 
 Top Think Tanks by Special Achievement 

The Brookings Institution ranked top of the Global Think Tank list for the sixth consecutive year. Following is a selection of rankings, but the full reports since 2008 can be found online at http://gotothinktank.com/rankings. A short video introducing this year’s Index is available online at 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6H7TrPYeR64
Top Think Tanks World Wide – US and Non US
1. Brookings Institution (United States) www.brookings.edu
2. Chatham House (United Kingdom) : www.chathamhouse.org
3. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (United States) : www.carnegieendowment.org
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a unique global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. Our mission, dating back more than a century, is to advance the cause of peace through analysis and development of fresh policy ideas and direct engagement and collaboration with decisionmakers in government, business, and civil society. Working together, our centers bring the inestimable benefit of multiple national viewpoints to bilateral, regional, and global issues.
4. Center for Strategic and International Studies (United States) : http://csis.org
5. Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) (Sweden) : www.sipri.org

Top Defense and National Security Think Tanks 
1. Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) (United States) " http://csis.org
2. RAND Corporation (United States): www.rand.org
3. International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) (United Kingdom) : https://www.iiss.org/
4. Brookings Institution (United States): www.brookings.edu
5. Chatham House (CH) (United Kingdom) : www.chathamhouse.org

Top Foreign Policy and International Affairs Think Tanks 
1. Brookings Institution (United States) 
2. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (United States) 
3. Chatham House (CH) (United Kingdom) 
4. Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) (United States) : www.cfr.org
5. Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) (United States) 

Best New Think Tank 
1. Instituto PVBLICA (Brazil) : www.pvblica.org.br/EN/
2. Russian Council on International Affairs (RSMD) (Russia) : http://russiancouncil.ru/en/
3. Centre Africain des Etudes Asiatiques (CAEA) (Morocco): http://afro-asia.net/en/

McGann presented the Report at the World Bank and participated in a discussion with Warren Krafdink, Director of the International Budget Partnership and Jeff Thindwa, Manager of the Social Accountability Practice at the World Bank Institute. 
Source: http://gotothinktank.com/dev1/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Press_Release_01_23_2013_Global_Go_To_Think_Tanks_Index_for_finalreview.pdf