For the fourth consecutive year, the ISET Policy Institute appeared in the Global Go to Think Tank Index produced annually by Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) by the Lauder Institute, University of Pennsylvania.

The goal of this world-renowned index is to gain understanding of the role think tanks play in governments and civil societies. The TTCSP works with leading scholars and practitioners from think tanks and universities in a variety of collaborative efforts and programs, and produces the annual Global Go To Think Tank Index that ranks the world’s leading think tanks in a variety of categories. This is achieved with the help of a panel of over 1,900 peer institutions and experts from the print and electronic media, academia, public and private donor institutions, and governments around the world.

This time ISET Policy Institute was listed in four different categories:

• Top Think Tanks in Central Asia

• Top Think Tanks in Central and Eastern Europe

• Top Domestic Economic Policy Think Tanks

• Best Independent Think Tanks

According to the report, think tanks from these categories excel in research, analysis and public engagement on a wide range of policy issues with the aim of advancing debate, facilitating cooperation between relevant actors, maintaining public support and funding, and improving the overall quality of life in one of the relevant countries.

The selection process of the index relies on a shared definition of public policy research, analysis, and engagement organizations, a detailed set of selection criteria, and an increasingly open and transparent nominations and selection process. As part of the nominations process, all 6,846 think tanks catalogued in the TTCSP’s Global Think Tank Database are contacted and encouraged to participate, in addition to over 4,750 journalists, policymakers, public and private donors, and functional and regional area specialists. This group of peers and experts are surveyed to both nominate and rank public policy research centers of distinction.

ISET Policy Institute is absolutely delighted and honored to be recognized for its contribution to the Georgian government and civil society. We would also like to congratulate other nominees from Georgia on their success! Being listed on the global map of think tanks is, indeed, an additional incentive for further advancement!

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