GN Bureau | January 27, 2015
For the sixth time in a row, Centre for Civil Society (CCS) features among the top think tanks in the world ranking 50th among the top think tanks.
This was revealed by the annual study conducted by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Programme at the University of Pennsylvania. This ranking is a result of the comprehensive study of 6,681 think tanks from every region of the world.
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The CCS advances social change through public policy—working specifically in the sectors of education, livelihood, and policy training to promote choice and accountability across private and public sectors. They engage with policy and opinion leaders through research, pilot projects and advocacy.
It is the only Indian think tank to feature in the top 100 on the list. CCS also ranks 14th in Top 50 Think Tanks in China, India, Japan, and the Republic of Korea.
The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Programme at the University of Pennsylvania annually ranks think tanks around the world through an intensive process of nominations, and expert and peer institution feedback on the output, impact and influence of global think tanks. The rankings are based on stringent criteria, including the quality and commitment of the think tank’s leadership and staff, the quality and reputation of the research and analysis produced, the impact of a think tank’s research and programs on policymakers and other policy actors, the ability to develop effective networks and partnerships with other think tanks and policy actors, an organisation’s success in challenging the traditional wisdom of policymakers and in generating innovative policy ideas and programs, and the impact on society—creating a positive change in societal values.
The rankings were first initiated in 2006, and CCS has consistently featured among the highest ranked centres of excellence globally.
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