Afghanistan’s AREU secures 5th place among Central Asian Think-Tanks
By Khaama Press - Tue Feb 13 2018, 1:42 pm
The Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) in a report said the organization has maintained its position as the top think-tank in Afghanistan and risen to 5th place in a list ranking 65 think-tanks across Central Asia.
The report further adds that AREU was also ranked 26th in a list of 145 independent think-tanks globally. Both results were taken from the 11th edition of the University of Pennsylvania’s Global Go To Think Tank Index (GGTTI) report that was released recently worldwide.
According to AREU, the Think-Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania carries out research on the contributions made by policy institutes to governance and civil societies worldwide.
TTCSP, with the help of a panel of 1,900 peer institutions and experts representing print and electronic media, academia, public and private donor institutions and governments worldwide, carries out an arduous ranking process each year based on precise criteria. In 2017, the process took place among 7,815 think-tanks around the world.
The annual GGTTI report aims to help in filling the gap between knowledge and policy in international peace and security, globalization and governance, international economics, environmental issues, information and society, poverty alleviation, healthcare and global health.