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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, 2012 "THINK TANKS AND CIVIL SOCIETY PROGRAM" released on January 28, 2013 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 more than 1950 experts and peer institutions that participated 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...


  • 6,603 think tanks from 182 countries were invited to participate in the process
  • 1,100 plus individuals from 120 countries participated in the nominations and 
  • rankings process
  • Think tanks were nominated, and subsequently ranked, in 38 categories
  • A total of 1647 think tanks were nominated
  • A total of well over 57,000 nominations were received across the 38 categories
  • 171 think tanks were nominated as the world’s top think tank

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


Top 30 Transparency and Good Governance Think Tanks

1. Transparency International (TI) (Germany)

2. Amnesty International (United Kingdom)

3. Freedom House (United States)

4. Human Rights Watch (United Kingdom)

5. Open Society Institute (OSI) (United States)

6. Mo Ibrahim Foundation (United Kingdom)

7. Oxford Council on Good Governance (OCGG) (United Kingdom)

8. Brookings Institution (United States)

9. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (United States)

10. International Crisis Group (ICG) (Belgium )

11. National Endowment for Democracy (NED) (United States)

12. Center for Public Integrity (United States)

13. Heritage Foundation (United States)

14. Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) (Switzerland)

15. Centro Brasileiro de Relações Internacionais (Brazil)

16. Revenue Watch Institute (RWI) (United States)

17. Global Integrity (United States)

18. Institute for Democracy in South Africa (IDASA) (South Africa)

19. Centro de Análisis e Investigación (FUNDAR) (Mexico)

20. International Budget Partnership (IBP) (United States)

21. Development Alternatives (India)

22. Grupo FARO, Foundation for the Advance of Reforms and Opportunities (Ecuador)

23. Taxpayers Alliance (United Kingdom)

24. Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) (Indonesia)

25. Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) (Singapore)

26. The QoG Institute (Sweden)

27. Center for Public Policy Studies (Malaysia)

28. Fundación Jubileo (Bolivia)

29. International Center for Human Development (ICHD) (Armenia)

30. PATTIRO (Indonesia)



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