The Center for Economic Research is Now Among the Top 30 Think Tanks in Asia
On January 19, 2012, the 2011 Global Go-To Think Tanks Rankings report was released by the International Relations Program of the University of Pennsylvania at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
According to the 2011 rankings, which are based on an analysis of the activities of more than 5,300 selected think tanks from all over the world, 202 were chosen as the world’s top think tanks. The Center for Economic Research (CER) in Uzbekistan joined the list of the Top 30 Think Tanks in Asia, which were selected from 1,198 organizations in such countries as China, Japan, Indonesia, Australia, Singapore, South Korea, India, Malaysia, Taiwan, the Central Asian countries, etc. It is worth noting that CER is the only representative of Central Asia in this list.
“Helping to bridge the gap between knowledge and policy” is the motto of the annual rankings report, given to think tanks by the United Nations Development Programme. The rankings are the most comprehensive ranking of the world’s think tanks and are based on an annual global survey of more than 1,500 scholars, experts, policymakers, journalists, and regional specialists. Over just six years, the Think Tank Index has become the authoritative source for the top public-policy institutions in the world.
The Center for Economic Research (CER) is an independent non-profit research institution established in April 1999 jointly by the Government of Uzbekistan and the United Nations Development Programme.