German Development Institute once again ranked one of the top Think Tanks

Press Release of 1 February 2010

Once again, the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is part of the Global “Go-To Think Tanks” ranking. The German Development Institute is one of the leading Think Tanks in the world and ranks among the top 10 “International Development Think Tanks”. Of 6305 institutions identified globally for inclusion in the study, 392 Think Tanks made it into the final list.

Global "Go-To Think Tanks” is a report that identifies the leading public policy research organisations in the world. The 'Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program', which is part of the International Relations Program at the University of Pennsylvania, grew out of never ending requests from journalists, scholars and government officials who wanted a list of the leading Think Tanks in a particular country or region of the world. The report summarises the findings and identifies what might be called the “go-to Think Tanks” in every region of the world. Institutions were nominated by a panel of experts from around the world. The participants in this project agreed to submit their lists of high performance Think Tanks and then rank the combined list so that the top Think Tanks might be identified.

The Institute in Brief:

The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is one of the leading Think Tanks for development policy world-wide. It is based in the UN City of Bonn. DIE builds bridges between theory and practice and works within international research networks. The key to DIE’s success is its institutional independence, which is guaranteed by the Institute’s founding statute. Since its founding in 1964, DIE has based its work on the interplay between Research, Consulting and Training. These three areas complement each other and are the factors responsible for the Institute’s distinctive profile.
Every Monday, the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) comments the latest news and trends of development policy in The Current Column.
The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is headed by Imme Scholz (Acting Director). DIE is member of the Johannes-Rau-Forschungsgemeinschaft.