We are pleased to let you know that the Centre for Policy Research has been ranked as the leading climate think tank in India, highest among developing country think tanks, and 11th globally by the International Centre for Climate Governance (ICCG) in its standardised global climate think tank ranking for 2015.
The ICCG produces a ‘standardised’ ranking of climate think tanks every year, adjusted for the number of researchers. They also produce an ‘absolute’ ranking, which ranks think tanks independent of size. In both rankings, ICCG uses 15 indicators organised around three categories: Activities, Publications and Dissemination. For details on the rankings for 2015 and methodology used, click here.
CPR’s ranking of 11th globally, and highest among developing country think tanks in the standardised ranking, is based on the output of the 11 researchers at CPR working only on environment and climate related areas among a total staff of about 100. In the absolute ranking, which is not adjusted for size of the environment/climate-related team, CPR is the second highest rated Indian think tank and in the top 100 (34th) globally.
We are pleased to receive this high ranking, which recognises the quality of the work done by our relatively small team. We wish to acknowledge and thank our funders, partners at think tanks and academic institutions, and interlocutors in government, private sector and civil society who have enriched our work.
Navroz K. Dubash
Senior Fellow and Coordinator, Climate Initiative