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Al Qasimi Foundation named one of the world's best new think tanks in 2012

University of Pennsylvania
January 24, 2013

Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates: The Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research was named one of the world's best new think tanks in 2012 in the University of Pennsylvania's latest global think tank rankings.

The Global GoTo Think Tank Index is the culmination of an eight-month process that included an international survey of more than 1,950 scholars, public and private donors, policy makers, and journalists from every region of the world. Together, they helped rank over 6,500 think tanks from 182 countries using a set of 18 criteria developed by the University of Pennsylvania's Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program. In the end, 171 think tanks were named as the world's top think tanks across 38 different categories.

The best New Think Tank category recognizes organizations established within the last 24 months. The Al Qasimi Foundation was also recognized in the same category in the 2011 report, when it was ranked #15 in the world.

Best New 2012 Think Tanks (Table #25 in the report)

  1. Google Ideas (United States)
  2. Economic Strategies for the 21st Century (e21) (United States)
  3. Macdonald-Laurier Institute (MLI) (Canada)
  4. Econwatch Society of Political Analysis (Germany)
  5. Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) (Malaysia)
  6. Arab Thought Forum (ATF) (Jordan)
  7. Casablanca Institute (Morocco)
  8. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research (United Arab Emirates)
  9. Centre Africain des Etudes Asiatiques (CAEA) (Morocco)
  10. Audace Institut Afrique (AIA) (Ivory Coast)

The purpose of the rankings is to help improve the profile and performance of think tanks while highlighting the important work they do for governments and civil societies around the world.

The complete 2012 Global GoTo Think Tank Report is available on the University of Pennsylvania's Think Tank and Civil Societies Program website.