For the second year in a row, Arab forum for Alternatives (AFA) made it to the 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report of University of Pennsylvania, ranking 56th out of the 75 top ranked think tanks in the Middle East and North Africa. AFA ranked 10th among 11 Egyptian think- tanks 38th among 52 Arab think tanks.
In the index of policy papers, entitled “Best advocacy campaign,” AFA ranked 16th out of 90 think tanks worldwide and ranked first across the Arab region, Africa, and the Middle East among four Arab, 14 African, and five think tanks from North Africa and the Middle East that came in this index.
The Global Think Tank Index Report, published on the university website on January 26 2017, is the result of an international survey of over 4700 scholars, public and private donors, policy makers, and journalists who helped rank more than 6,800 think tanks using a set of criteria developed by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program. In 2007, the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program developed and launched the Global Index of Think Tanks, which is designed to identify and recognize centers of excellence in all the major areas of public policy research and in every region of the world.
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