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ICHD in Top 30 Transparency and Good Governance Think Tanks


ICHD has been included in the world's Top Thirty Transparency and Good Governance Think Tanks, according to the Global Go To Think Tanks Report, 2011 "THE LEADING PUBLIC POLICY RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS IN THE WORLD FINAL EDITION" released on January 20, 2012 by International Relations Program University of Pennsylvania

Excerpts from the report are presented below:

"... The report's publication is the culmination of an eight-month process involving the support of think tanks and experts from every region of the world. Despite the scope of the project, the rankings are conducted without the benefit of a full time staff or budget, instead made possible with the assistance of a group of research interns from the University of Pennsylvania and other colleges in the Philadelphia area.
Below is a snapshot of the range of experts and peer institutions participating in this year's ranking process:

  • 793 expert panelists for all the regional and functional research categories
  • 150 journalists and scholars with expertise spanning politics, think tanks, and civil society
  • 55 current and former directors of think tank programs and networks
  • 40 public and private donors
  • 100s of think tanks
  • 25-30 intergovernmental organizations
  • 120 academic institutions...


  • 6,545 think tanks from 182 countries were invited to participate in the process
  • 1,500 plus individuals from 120 countries participated in the nominations and rankings process
  • Think tanks were nominated, and subsequently ranked, in 30 categories
  • A total of 5,329 think tanks were nominated
  • A total of well over 25,000 nominations were received across the 30 categories 2
  • 202 think tanks were nominated as the world's top think tank...

Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program
International Relations Program University of Pennsylvania"


Top Thirty Transparency and Good Governance Think Tanks

1. Transparency International – Germany
2. Amnesty International – United Kingdom
3. Freedom House – United States
4. Human Rights Watch – United Kingdom
5. Brookings Institution – United States
6. Open Society Institute (OSI) – United States
7. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace – United States
8. International Crisis Group (ICG) – Belgium
9. Oxford Council on Good Governance (OCGG) – United Kingdom
10. National Endowment for Democracy (NED) – United States
11. Heritage Foundation – United States
12. Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) – Switzerland
13. Center for Public Integrity – United States
14. Institute for Democracy in South Africa (IDASA) – South Africa
15. Mo Ibrahim Foundation – United Kingdom
16. Revenue Watch Institute (RWI) – United States
17. Centro Brasileiro de Relações Internacionais – Brazil
18. Centro de Análisis e Investigación (FUNDAR) – Mexico
19. Global Integrity – United States
20. Grupo FARO, Foundation for the Advance of Reforms and Opportunities – Ecuador
21. Taxpayers Alliance – United Kingdom
22. Development Alternatives – India
23. International Budget Partnership (IBP) – United States
24. Singapore Institute of International Affairs – Singapore
25. Fundación Jubileo – Bolivia
26. PATTIRO – Indonesia
27. Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) – Indonesia
28. Common Cause – India
29. Center for Public Policy Studies – Malaysia
30. International Center for Human Development (ICHD) – Armenia



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The publication is available only in Armenian.