Retrospective 2020: FGV is world’s fifth best think tank
Fundação Getulio Vargas rose one more position in the 2019 edition of the Global Go To Think Tanks Index, which has just been released by the University of Pennsylvania. It is now in fifth place. It was also rated the best administered think tank on the planet for the third consecutive year, and the best think tank in Latin America for the 11th year in a row.
“FGV didn’t just go up one place in the ranking of best think tanks, but also managed to improve its position in various specific categories. Maintaining this high level is an uphill struggle. We are making our utmost efforts to promote Brazil’s image as a country that can stand out in areas of strong international competition,” said Fundação Getulio Vargas’ president, Professor Carlos Ivan Simonsen Leal.
FGV occupies prominent positions in many other categories. In eight of them, it is ranked in the global top 10: it is the fourth best regional study center, fourth best in terms of social policies, sixth best in research and innovation advances, seventh best in transdisciplinary research, seventh best in terms of ideas or paradigms developed, eighth best with regard to conferences held, eighth best in terms of institutional collaboration with two or more other think tanks, and 10th best in public policy development.
The University of Pennsylvania has been producing its ranking since 2006, through its Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program. The ranking is based on an assessment of 8,000 think tanks in 187 countries.
The full report can be seen on the Global Go To Think Tank Index’s website.