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Social Research and Public Policy

This guide provides resources to assist with your research in the field of Social Research & Public Policy.


2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index ReportEach year the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCP) publishes a detailed ranking of the top regional and global think tanks.Think tanks are public policy institutes that produce and publish research on global, regional and national policy. Listed below are links to the Top 10 Think Tanks World-Wide and the Top 40 Social Policy Think Tanks for 2016. Each website will provide news, articles and policy papers in various areas of social and public policy. For the complete listings find the latest report here

Top Think Tanks World-Wide 2016

  1. Brookings Institution (United States)
  2. Chatham House (United Kingdom)
  3. French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) (France)
  4. Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) (United States)
  5. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (United States)
  6. Bruegel (Belgium)
  7. RAND Corporation (United States)
  8.  Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (United States)
  9. Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV)
  10. Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) (United States)

#1: The Brookings Institution 

Brookings Institution Website

Top Social Policy Think Tanks World-Wide 2016