30 Jan 2018

CASE Remains the Best Think Tank in Central and Eastern Europe

CASE – Center for Social and Economic Research is still the number one think tank in Central and Eastern Europe, according to the University of Pennsylvania Global Go To Think Tank Index Report for 2017. CASE also has the honor of being the second-ranked social policy think tank in the world, behind the Urban Institute and ahead of the Brookings Institution, both in the United States. CASE also came up as number two in the world for think tanks with an operating budget less than USD 5 million.

Christopher A. Hartwell, President of CASE, noted that “I am thrilled at CASE retaining the top spot in Central and Eastern Europe and moving into second place for top social policy think tanks in the world. This result is a testament to the hard work and innovation of our team at CASE, but also reflects the work we have put into outreach and communications in order to create impact. Now, more than ever, fiery rhetoric and failed economic policies of the past need to be confronted by evidence-based solutions and empirical evidence; CASE will continue to take up this challenge, showing the way for market-based and effective solutions. As the rankings show, we have been successful in these efforts, and I am pleased that CASE was able to have such a meteoric rise under my tenure as President.”

For 2017, CASE also had an impressive showing as a Top Domestic Economic Policy Think Tank (11th place), as a Top Non-U.S. Think Tank Worldwide (31st position) and as a Top International Economics Think Tank (29th place). CASE has been furthermore ranked number 4 in the “Best New Idea or Paradigm Developed by a Think Tank” category.

The think tank ranking was determined by a nomination process involving over 6,500 think tanks and approximately 7,500 journalists, public and private donors, and policy makers from around the world, who then assessed 6,846 think tanks from all over the world.  The ranking has been conducted since 2006. The 2016 issue comprised 50 various categories such as Top Think Tank in the World, Top Domestic Economic Policy Think Tank, Top Social Policy Think Tank, and Best Advocacy Campaign.

More information about the Global Go To Think Tank Index Report is available at http://gotothinktank.com/.