In selecting these think tanks, we applied the following standards, adapting our general selection method to the particular region: 

  • Recognized for quality by domestic policy makers/donors
  • Range of donors and financial sources
  • At least 2 publications (brief or report) in last year on thematic issue
  • At least 5 full time employees (or full time researchers/contributors)
  • Representing a diversity of political opinions

We welcome comments and suggestions, specifically for additional institutions that may meet these criteria.