Public Discussion on the Role of Think Tanks in Modern-Day Ukraine

January 31, 2019

On 31 January 2019 the Razumkov Centre has held a public discussion “Why evidence-based research is important? The role of think tanks in modern-day Ukraine”. The event brought together the representatives of leading research institutions, Western foundations and other members of expert community. The experts discussed the role of think tanks in Ukraine, their key audiences and peculiarities.

Mr Yuriy Yakymenko, Deputy Director General of the Razumkov Centre, presented the 2018 Global Go to Think Tank Index Report, made by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.

According to the 2018 Global Go to Think Tank Index Report, the Razumkov Centre was recognized as one of the best analytical institutions in the world and took 45th place, thus becoming the second-best think tank Central and Eastern Europe.

Also, the Razumkov Centre was among top-rated think tanks in separate areas of research, specifically, “National Economy”, “International Economic Policy”, “Defence and National Security”, “Foreign Policy and International Relations”, and “International Development”.

The Razumkov Centre was also included in the nomination the "Best Managed Think Tank”.

It is worth noting that the Razumkov Centre remains the only analytical institution in Ukraine that has been consistently included in the nomination “Top Think Tanks in the World”.

The “Global Go to Think Tank Index Report” is the annual rating of the world's best think tanks, which is part of the Lauder Institute’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP).

Objectivity and impartiality of the Global Go to Think Tank Index Report is based on the survey of 68,000 journalists, politicians and experts around the world. The TTCSP database contains information about 8,162 think tanks.

The author of the project, James G. McGann, publishes annual, detailed and thorough studies since 2006. This year marked the sixth time when parallel presentations of the project results were made in dozens of countries around the planet.