In Washington, the annual world ranking of think tanks "Global Go To Think Tank Index Report 2020", prepared by the University of Pennsylvania, is presented. More than 11 thousand analytical centers from all over the world were analyzed. In total, the rating compilers analyzed more than 11 thousand analytical centers from all over the world (according to their number, Russia ranks 12th in the world with 143), of which 174 "think tanks"are included in the global rating.
The 2020 edition of the Global Go To Think Tank Index Report marks the 15th edition of the report. I want to thank all the interns, peers and experts who have helped make the report a valuable resource for policymakers, policy-oriented civil society organizations and the public.
The 2020 Global Go To Think Tank Index (GGTTI) marks the fifteenth year of continued efforts by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the University of Pennsylvania 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 GGTTI report is to gain an 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.