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Top health policy think tanks: 2013 update

See also 2014 update

The 2013 annual ranking of think tanks worldwide has just been released by the University of Pennsylvania. Once again, the Brookings Institution was rated as the overall top think tank globally.

Of the 30 top health policy think tanks ranked internationally in the report, these US-based organizations made the list and are repeats from last year’s ranking:

The report offers other think tank rankings for each of these categories:

  • Top economic policy
  • Top science and technology policy
  • Top social policy
  • Best advocacy campaign
  • For-profit
  • Government affiliated
  • University affiliated
  • Political party affiliated
  • Best transdisciplinary research program
  • Most innovative policy ideas/proposals
  • Most significant impact on public policy
  • Outstanding policy-oriented public programs

The US has 1828 of the world’s 6826 think tanks, substantially more than any other country.

Source: 2013 Global go to think tank index & abridged report. Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, University of Pennsylvania, Jan. 2014. http://gotothinktank.com/dev1/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/GoToReport2013.pdf 

Posted by AHA Resource Center, (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

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