CASE ranked the top think tank with annual operating budgets of less than USD 5 million

CASE – Center for Social and Economic Research is ranked No.1 in the world in the category Think Tanks with Annual Operating Budgets of Less than USD 5 Million, according to the University of Pennsylvania Global Go To Think Tank Index Report for 2020. CASE also has the honor of being a Center of Excellence in Central and Eastern Europe, and for the second year in a row the second-ranked think tank with the most innovative policy ideas/proposals.

“2020 has been a year full of challenges. CASE, as all think tanks around the world, was faced with fast-moving and unexpected variables. Thanks to the efforts of the entire team, we were able to take advantage of the opportunities brought about by the crisis. The issues covered by our analysis became even more pressing and more accessible. In 2021, CASE activities will focus intensively on the recovery plan for Europe after the pandemic. We aim to contribute to this plan with our out-of-the-box thinking, quantitative skills, and detail-oriented approach” says Dr. Izabela Styczyńska, President of CASE.

For 2020, CASE also had an impressive showing as a Top Domestic Economic Policy Think Tank (10th place), as a Top Non-U.S. Think Tank Worldwide (33rd position) and as a Top International Economics Think Tank (20th place).

The think tank ranking was determined by a nomination process involving approximately 3,974 journalists, public and private donors, policymakers, and functional and regional area specialists  from around the world, who then assessed 11,175 think tanks from all over the world.  The ranking has been conducted since 2006. The 2020 issue comprised over 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.

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