Report highlights important work of home-grown think tanks in developing economies

19 January 2012

Over the past six years there has been a rise in the number of think tanks in developing countries, including some African nations. And although their number is still relatively small, the analysis and research they provide on key issues, including national security, help governments and civil society in formulating policies.

James G. McGann heads the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania in the USA. It compiles an annual report ranking thousands of think tanks globally, the latest of which was launched on Wednesday at the United Nations.

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