The Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) has been ranked among the world’s leading think tanks in the 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index.
University of Pennsylvania each year conducts research to understand what role think tanks play in governments and civil societies and to examine the evolving role and character of public policy research organizations. For the ninth consecutive year it has published the 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index.
Collecting assessments from 6,500 think tanks and more than 7,500 journalists, public and private donors, and policy-makers from around the world, University of Pennsylvania has ranked SITE among the world’s best think tanks in three categories.
Best Transdisciplinary Research Think Tanks category
TOP International Economic Think Tanks category
TOP International Development Think Tanks category
For the assessment of think tanks, experts from University of Pennsylvania used more than 28 different ranking criteria, e.g. the quality and reputation of the think tank’s staff and research, utilization of research and policy proposals, media reputation and digital presence, effective management, ability to bridge the gap between the academic and policymaking communities and many more.
Since its foundation in 1989, SITE serves as a bridge between the academic community and policy makers. To promote communication and the sharing of ideas SITE regularly organizes policy oriented conferences and seminars. Through SITE, policy makers, scholars as well as representatives of major international financial institutions get an avenue to present new findings and political initiatives to a wide audience from the Swedish government, private businesses, media, and academics as well as members of the international diplomatic circle in Stockholm.
2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index also ranks Sweden among the top 15 countries with the largest number of think tanks.
University of Pennsylvania conducts research on the relationship between think tanks, politics and public policy; produces the annual Global Go To Think Tank Index; develops capacity-building resources and programs; supports a global network of almost 7,000 think tanks; and trains future think tank scholars and executives.
All reports of Think Tank Index are available here.