FGV is 7th best think tank worldwide
Fundação Getulio Vargas is the 7th best think tank worldwide. The 2017 Global Go To Think Tanks Index released today, February 2, by the University of Pennsylvania placed FGV among the top 10 think tanks worldwide for the second year in a row – two places higher than the last assessment in 2016. With this result, the institution tops the ranking of best think tank in Latin America for the ninth consecutive year and maintains global leadership as the best managed think tank for the second consecutive year.
"This is the result of intense and continuous long-term planning that has been implemented by FGV for many years. It's not a small feat. FGV has been positioned ahead of many other important institutions, which receive large government subsidies and are much richer", says FGV’s president, Carlos Ivan Simonsen Leal.
He notes that FGV, in the period of one year, also improved its position in other categories of the ranking, standing out even more as one of the best in the world.
"We have continued to rise in the ranking over the last few years during a time of difficulties for Brazil, a time which has not reflected positively on FGV’s finances. From now on, this competition will become even more difficult".
The institution was ranked as the best in Latin America across 12 categories, including Top Social Policy Think Tank, Best Institutional Collaboration Involving Two or More Think Tanks, Top Domestic Economic Policy Think Tank, Top International Economic Policy Think Tank, Best Use of the Media & Best Use of Social Networks.
The international ranking also places FGV at the global top 10 under the categories Best Transdisciplinary Research Program, Think Tank to Watch, & Most Significant Impact on Public Policy.
The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program has held the University of Pennsylvania ranking since 2008, covering nearly 8,000 think tanks across 187 countries worldwide. The entire report will soon be available at the Global Go To Think Tank Index website.
About think tanks
Think Tanks are organizations that provide a link between applied knowledge and policy makers. Their purpose is to influence and improve the decision-making process through research activities and scientific analyses.
There are several types of think tanks, including those of a partisan nature, those linked to universities, those that promote specific issues, and those that study specific areas of knowledge, among others.