New Delhi/CCS News: Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania annually ranks think tanks around the world through an intensive 8-month long process through expert and peer institution feedback on the scope, performance, and influence of global think tanks.

2019 Global Go To Think Tanks Rankings report ranks 8,248 think tanks from 171 countries

Centre for Civil Society (CCS) has featured in the list of top-100 global think tanks. Ranked 82nd, CCS is the fourth Indian think tank to make it to this list of top 100 think tanks worldwide. In addition, it also features among the Top 20 think tanks in China, India, Japan, and South Korea from among 98 nominated from these four countries.
CCS’s report on “Deconstructing K-12 Governance in India” was also mentioned in the list of 2019 Best Policy Study-Report Produced by a Think Tank. CCS was included in the top 100 in the world based on several criteria such as efforts in a particular area leading to significant changes in quality of life, academic, political and media reputation, usefulness of information produced in advocacy work and to policymakers, ability to produce new knowledge or alternative ideas on policy, ability to bridge the
gap between academic and policy communities and policymakers and the public. CCS takes a multi-sector, multi-disciplinary approach, spanning research and analysis, policy reform, proofs of concept, and advocacy in education, livelihoods, governance, and rule of law. CCS has featured on these rankings for more than 10 years now, a remarkable testament to the power of ideas.
CCS ranking in the global think tank report
2019 TOP THINK TANKS WORLDWIDE (U.S. and non-U.S.): #82
2019 Top Think Tanks in China, India, Japan, and the Republic of Korea: #16
2019 Top Social Policy Think Tanks: #52