The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the University of Pennsylvania conducts research on the role policy institutes play in governments and civil societies around the world. The TTCSP works with leading scholars and practitioners from think tanks and universities in a variety of collaborative efforts and programs, and produces the annual Global Go To Think Tank Index that ranks the world’s leading think tanks in a variety of categories.
The nominations round of the 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index has concluded and the voting round has commenced. The deadline for the submission of your ranking of the leading think tanks in the world is December 15, 2015.
Research ICT Africa (RIA) and LIRNEasia have been nominated in the following categories:
Research ICT Africa:
Top Science and Technology Think Tanks
Top Think Tanks in Southeast Asia and the Pacific (Excluding China, India, Japan, and the Republic of Korea)
Top Think Tanks – Worldwide (Non-US).
Best Policy Study/Report Produced by a Think Tank 2013-2014
Best Transdisciplinary Research Program at a Think Tank
Please use this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/rankthinktanks to rank the nominated think tanks.
A few important ground rules:
1) Use the selection criteria provided on pages 49-52 of the 2014 Global Go To Index Report as a tool to evaluate and rank each think tank;
2) You are not permitted to rank your own institution;
3) Adhere to professional conduct by revealing and avoiding any potential conflicts of interest;
4) Avoid political, ideological and discipline bias when ranking institutions.
The results of the 2015 Global Go To Index Survey will be released in Washington, New York and 80 cities around the world on January 27th and 28th 2016. This year’s theme is “Why Think Tanks Matter to Policy Makers and the Public”
Should you have any questions, comments or suggestions don’t hesitate to share them with at firstname.lastname@example.org
Participation in the process helps Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies recognize think tank centers of excellence in every region of the world and in all the major areas of public policy research.
Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies: University of Pennsylvania)