Institute for Economics and Peace Among Top Global Think Tanks

The University of Pennsylvania’s “2013 Global Go To Think Tank Index” lists the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) in three categories, amongst the leading think tanks worldwide. The ranking is the result of an international survey of almost 2,000 scholars, donors, policy makers, and members of the media, who help rank more than 6,500 think tanks. The 2013 Index and Report 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. 

The Global Go To Think Tank Index ranks IEP in the top 15 most impactful think tanks in the world with a budget of less than $5 million USD. Only four years after the establishment of the Institute for Economics and Peace, we’re honoured to be included in three different areas of this leading ranking. IEP was also named one of the top Think Tanks to Watch and one of the best Institutional Collaboration Involving Two or More Think Tanks. The Founder and Executive Chairman of IEP, Steve Killelea, stated: “We are thrilled to have been included in the list this year for the first time; this is a most welcomed acknowledgement of the effort of everyone involved in establishing IEP over the past four years, as well as of the global relevance of the study and analysis of the causes of peace”.   

According to its editors, 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,” said 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.”

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