Centre for Internet & Society

Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program features Centre for Internet & Society in its annual report.

The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) ranks amongst the top public policy think tanks for 2017 in the region, according to an annual report compiled by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP). The TTCSP, a think tank at the University of Pennsylvania, maps the role and evolution of public policy think tanks in governments and civil society across the world with the objective to better integrate and create a bridge between academic knowledge and powerful institutions.

Released on 31 January 2018, the report assesses think tanks based on a range of criteria, including outreach, academic rigor, management, and impact on policy and civil society. The rankings are compiled using a participatory approach that calls upon over 6000 think tanks across the world to submit nominations for both participating organizations and the expert panel of judges.

CIS, which undertakes interdisciplinary research on digital spaces and technologies in India, ranks 81st among 90 think tanks for China, India, Korea and Japan, the dominant players in the region. The rankings also include 28 other Indian organizations, including the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), Centre for Civil Society (CCS) and Delhi Policy Group (DPG), from 293 involved in public policy in India. The report, released annually for over a decade, is part of a campaign by the TTCSP to increase the public visibility and performance of public policy think tanks globally and strengthen cross-regional collaboration.

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