31 Jan 2020

CASE ranked the Best Social Policy Think Tank in the world

CASE – Center for Social and Economic Research is  the number one Social Policy think tank in the world, ahead of the Brookings Institution in the United States, according to the University of Pennsylvania Global Go To Think Tank Index Report for 2019. CASE also has the honor of being a Center of Excellence in Central and Eastern Europe.  Moreover, CASE came up as the number one in the world for think tanks with an operating budget less than USD 5 million, and the second-ranked think tank with the most innovative policy ideas/proposals.

Dr. Izabela Styczyńska, President of CASE, noted that “For nearly 30 years CASE has been conducting objective research in the area of social policy in Poland and Europe. Over the years, we have worked on different  topics, including social security issues for the excluded groups, and policies supporting the state in the field of health and long-term care for the elderly. Currently, we are running a project aimed at developing innovative tools to eliminate work in the shadow economy in Poland, and to support the development of digital competences of EU citizens. We are glad that the work of our entire team has been noticed and appreciated worldwide. It is an impulse for us to continue our activities and develop them.”

For 2019, 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 3,900 journalists, public and private donors, and policy makers from around the world, who then assessed 8,100 think tanks from all over the world.  The ranking has been conducted since 2006. The 2019 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.

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