Global Go To Instructions, Ranking Criteria, and Basic Information

Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program
Lauder Institute
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

October 25, 2019 

Dear Colleague:

I am writing to invite you to help rank the think tanks for the 2019 Global Go To Think Tank Index of the world's leading think tanks. THE RANKING ROUND WILL RUN FROM OCTOBER 25, 2019-NOVEMBER 30, 2019.

We encourage you to participate in the 2019 Global Go To Think Tank Index rankings process so the think tanks in your country and regions can be properly reflected in the survey findings. Please rank the think tanks that are listed in all the categories where you have knowledge and experience with the institutions that are listed.

The rankings are broken into three sections: 1) region/location; 2) area of public policy research and 3) special achievement.

Please consult the Global Go To Ranking Criteria on pages 31-34 of the 2018 Global Go To Report at: https://repository.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1017&context=think_tanks  when making your selections for the 2019

The findings of the 2019 rankings will be reviewed by a Global Panel of Experts who will make the final selections. The International panels of experts will use the collective input of individuals like you to make informed choices for the 2019 ranking of the world's leading think tanks.

After filling out your name, title, institutional affiliation, country and e-mail address, etc. please use the drop-down menu to make your selection(s) for the think tank rankings.

Please review the lists of think tanks in the drop down menus under every question to rank the list of nominated institutions. You can reenter the survey as many times as needed to complete or revise your rankings.

Think Tanks are listed in alphabetical order (A-Z). You must scroll down the list to make your selection. You can only make one selection at a time and it should be in rank order from 1-5.

Please make sure you save the link to the survey that we sent you if you plan to re-enter the survey.

YOU CAN NOT FORWARD THE LINK FOR THE SURVEY. iT IS UNIQUE TO YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS.

Please note: when completing the survey, do NOT use the "back" button on your internet browser, this will erase your responses. Instead, use the "prev" button on the bottom of the survey page.

PLEASE RESIST THE TEMPTATION TO RANK YOUR OWN ORGANIZATION -THAT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN AND CLOSELY MONITORED.

Finally, please bring any glowing omissions or gross anomalies or irregularities to our attention immediately so we can share them with the Expert Panel members. There is a Form at the end of each category where you can submit your additions, comments and suggestions.

THERE IS ALSO AN ADDITIONAL SURVEY QUESTION AT THE END OF THE SURVEY WHERE YOU CAN SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS.

NOTE THE IMPORTANT CHANGE TO THE 2019 RANKINGS ANY THINK TANK THAT HAS BEEN RANKED AS THE TOP THINK (#1) IN A CATEGORY FOR 3 CONSECUTIVE YEARS WILL BE RECOGNIZED AS A CENTER OF EXCELLENCE AND WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE RANKINGS FOR THAT CATEGORY FOR THE NEXT 3 YEARS.  IT WILL BE RECOGNIZED AS A CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR ACHIEVING THIS LEVEL OF DISTINCTION AS A THINK TANK CENTER OF EXCELLENCE.

Thank you for your participation and continued interest in our research on think tanks and civil societies around the world.


Sincerely,

James G. McGann, PhD
Director, Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program
Wharton School and School of Arts and Sciences


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