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KazISS improved its position in the authoritative world rating

07 February, 09:48 331
KazISS improved its position in the authoritative world rating

It is the only Kazakhstani analytical center, which entered the global rating “Top leading think tanks in the world.”

The annual rating of study and analytical tanks of the world Global Go To Think Tank Index Report of the Pennsylvanian University, which is considered the most authoritative world rating of “think tanks” was presented. The American university analyzed the activity of 7815 “think tanks” for 2017, of which, 28 presented Kazakhstan.

The Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (KazISS) ranked 140th by the results of 2017 in the global rating “Top of leading think tanks of the world” (except study tanks of the USA). In 2016, when the KazISS joined the top, it ranked 147th.

The activity of 6846 “think tanks” was analyzed in the rating. The KazISS once again became the only Kazakhstani analytical tanks that entered the rating proving its special status.

In addition, the rating included 55 different nominations, which, in turn, were connected into the four main groups. In certain nominations, the KazISS improved and kept its positions. Thus, in the “Leading think tanks in the defense and national security sphere” nomination, the KazISS improved its position by 4 and ranked 91th (95th in 2016) and became the only “think tank” that was presented form Kazakhstan and Central Asia.

In the nomination “Leading think tanks in Central Asia”, the KazISS kept its position and ranked 2nd following the Center for economic and social development (Azerbaijan). In the nomination of the results of 2017, other Kazakhstani analytical structures are presented. Among them: The Institute of economic studies of the Ministry of National Economy of Kazakhstan (8th place), the Center for Military and Strategic Studies of the Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry of Kazakhstan (18th place), the Center for Public Issues Analysis (28th place), the National Analytical Cnetr under the Nazarbayev University (40th place), the Institute of Oriental Studies named after R.B.Suleimenov of the Science Committee of the Ministry of Education and Science (47th place), the Kazakhstani Institute of Management, Economics and Politics (KIMEP) (51th place), the Center for Political Analysis and Strategic Studies of the Nur Otan party (54th place) and others.

In the two nominations “Leading think tanks in the energy and resource policy sphere” and “Leading state think tanks”, the KazISS kept its positions (28th and 57th respectively).

The rating was designed on the base of the results of the survey of assessed tanks, as well as more than 4 thousand journalists, politicians and experts in the sphere of economic and political studies. At the final stage of designing the rating, a group of authoritative experts takes part on their opinions the final ranging is done.

More than 30 various criteria are used to from the rating, which structure “think tanks” based on geographical locations, functional and organizational characters, quality and the reputation of scientific and analytical works,  “the popularity” of the tank, the number of briefings and official meetings, as well as the number of nominations for particular achievements.  

The annual global forum Why Think Tanks Matter 2018, within which one-time numerous events in 150 cities of the world, including in Astana were held, was held prior to the presentation of the global rating Global Go To Think Tank Index Report.

The Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2018.

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