Global think tank ranking 2016: DCAF again listed in two categories
For the seventh successive year DCAF was featured on the Global Go To Think Tank Index compiled by The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania. The just released 2016 Report ranked DCAF at the 33th (out of 63) in the Top Transparency and Good Governance Think Tanks and 42nd (out of 110) in the Top Defense and National Security Think Tanks. Significantly, DCAF is one of only seven institutions worldwide represented in both categories (the other ones being Brookings Institution, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Centre for International Governance Innovation, the International Crisis Group, Heritage Foundation and the Centro Brasileiro de Relacoes Internacionais). The index is the result of an international survey of a broad range of experts who helped rank more than 6800 think tanks from 182 countries using a set of 28 criteria, including among others: a demonstrated commitment of an institution to producing independent research and analysis, the quality and reputation of the research and analysis produced and the impact of a think tank’s research and programmes on policymakers and other policy actors.
The full report can be downloaded from: http://repository.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1011&context=think_tanks