The Observer Research Foundation (ORF) has emerged as the top ranked think tank in India in the China, India, Japan and the Republic of Korea category, according to the latest Global Go To Think Tank Index Report.
In the Asia region, ORF finished 5th out of 90 think tanks in this category, improving its position from 6th(out of 65) last year, while the first rank was retained by the Korea Development Institute, Republic of Korea in the Index, prepared annually by the Lauder Institute, Pennsylvania University, US. Japan Institute of International Affairs came second while Korea Institute for International Economic Policy came in third.
ORF was ranked the highest think tank in India in the ‘Top Foreign Policy and International Affairs Think Tanks’ category. In the world ranking, it came 64th out of 133 think tanks, moving up from the 85th position in the last Index report. Brookings Institution came in the first place.
In the ‘Top Education Policy Think Tanks’, only ORF featured from India. It came 63rd out of 65 think tanks.
ORF was ranked the highest Indian think tank in the categories of ‘Best Managed Think Tanks’, ‘Think Tanks with Best Use of Internet’,’Best Institutional Collaboration Involving Two or More Think Tanks’ and ‘Think Tanks with the most Innovative Policy Ideas/Proposals’.
ORF once again became the most featured Indian think tank across categories, appearing in 26 places while the IDSA and Gateway House have 9 appearances and TERI 8 appearances.