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Getulio Vargas, CEPAL and CIPPEC, Latin America's Best Think Tanks

The Argentine organization is among the region's top three Think Tanks according to a University of Pennsylvania survey covering some 6600 research institutes worldwide. For the publication of the survey, Argentine research groups gathered at the offices of CARI, itself named Latin America's fifth best think tank. In 2015, Argentina will for the first time host the regional Think Tank Summit.

The Argentine organization CIPPEC has been named Latin America's third best Think Tank, behind Brazil's Getulio Vargas Foundation and Chile's Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL). The results of the survey, run the University of Pennsylvania and covering 6.618 institutions globally, were unveiled today in more than 60 towns around the world.

In Argentina the results of the study were presented at the offices of CARI, itself distinguished in the survey. As many as eight Argentine bodies were ranked among the region's best: CIPPEC, CARI, CLACSO, FIEL, CEDES, Fundación Pensar, Fundación Libertad and CEDLAS.

CIPPEC shares the podium with Getulio Vargas, founded in Brazil in 1944, and CEPAL, one of the five UN regional commissions established in 1948. "It's a matter of great pride that after only 15 years CIPPEC shares this distinction with organizations of such prestige and repute", said Fernando Straface, CIPPEC Executive Director.

Globally, in the category for best think tanks in social and economic policy, CIPPEC came out as the top Spanish speaking organization. Overall in global terms CIPPEC was ranked 44th.
 
Challenges facing think tanks in 2015
The Argentine research bodies singled out in the survey met at the offices of CARI to assess the challenges awaiting Argentina in 2015 and to discuss the support their organization can provide in the design and implementation of public policies.

Among those attending were José María Lladós, CARI's Academic Secretary; José Octavio Bordón, Chariman of CIPPEC's International Advisory Board; Eduardo Levy Yeyati, President of the Board of CIPPEC; Laura Golbert, researcher at CEDES; Julián Amendolaggine, Director of CEDLAS; Daniel Ryan, Research Director at FARN; Alejandro Bongiovanni, Director of Public Policy at Fundación Libertad; Aldo Abram, Executive Director of Fundación Libertad and Progreso, and Miguel Braun, Academic Director of Fundación Pensar.

"The challenge is maintaining consistent visions on development issues that overcome short-termism", said Levy Yeyati. For his part, Bordón affirmed: "Debating public policies is fundamental in Argentina; without such debate it is impossible to achieve medium or long term consensus."

With 137 institutions, Argentina has the 7th highest number of Think Tanks in the world.
 
Think Tanks in Latin America descend on Argentina
For the first time, in 2015 Argentina will host the regional Think Tank Summit, which each year brings together the region's most prestigious research bodies to analyze challenges and share evidence and knowledge on public policy.

The event, scheduled for November, will be coordinated locally by CIPPEC and other Argentine groups and will convene Latin America's most reputable institutions along with observers from other regions.
 
The categories in which CIPPEC stood out:
  • 3rd best think tank in Latin America
  • Top Spanish language think tank in social politics
  • Top Spanish language think tank in economic policy
  • 13th for collaboration with two or more think tanks
  • 21st in the ranking for best economic institution
  • 22nd for external relations
  • 30th for best transdisciplinary programs within a think tank
  • 30th for holding of best conference
  • 33rd for quality of print and digital communications
  • 36th for the creation of think tank networks
  • 39th in the category of best managed institution
  • 44th in the overall global think tank ranking
  • 49th for the best impact campaign run by think tanks
  • 64th for think tanks in international development

 


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