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NEW DELHI: The Raisina Dialogue, MEA’s flagship overseas coverage and international affairs conference, has climbed up the worldwide recognition charts and is now ranked fourth on this planet, overtaking the worldwide occasion it got down to emulate 5 years in the past.
Observer Research Foundation (ORF) which collaborates with the overseas workplace to provide Raisina Dialogue has been ranked 20th amongst 174 top think tanks worldwide, and eighth amongst non-US our bodies, says the annual rating report.
The 2020 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Programme (TTCSP) of the Lauder Institute on the University of Pennsylvania is thought to be the definitive rating system for suppose tanks globally, on quite a lot of metrics.
When India started the Raisina Dialogue in 2016, the intention was to be “like” the Shangri-la Dialogue by the IISS held yearly in Singapore, which is mostly a part of each strategic analyst’s calendar. By 2020, Raisina was enjoying host to round 103 international locations with overseas and defence ministers, service chiefs and specialists jostling for house and talking slots.
Shangri-La Dialogue is now at quantity eight, in response to the most recent rating survey. This yr, protecting Covid concerns in thoughts, Raisina Dialogue has been moved to April 13-15.
The 2020 prime conferences embody Munich Security Conference (usually reserved for nationwide safety advisers/overseas ministers); China’s Boao Forum, one other excessive octane occasion; and the Euro-Med Dialogue (Italy) by the Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI).
Brookings Institution has been ranked persistently on the prime of the charts, however Japan Institute of International Affairs topped the listing of worldwide suppose tanks, adopted by Belgium’s Bruegel and Fudacao Geulio Varas (FGV) of Brazil.
French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) and the UK”s Chatham House have been ranked fifth and sixth on the listing.
Other Indian suppose tanks within the listing embody Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) at 41st rank (unchanged from final yr) and Centre for Civil Society (CCS) at 83rd (unchanged). Indian Council for Research on International Economic Research (ICRIER) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) additionally retained their 110th and 111th place, respectively. Development Alternatives (DA) was ranked 138th and Delhi Policy Group 142th, in response to the report.
India has the third-largest variety of suppose tanks at 612. The US has the very best quantity at 2,203, adopted by China at 1,413.
TTCSP conducts analysis on the function coverage institutes play in governments and civil societies all over the world, the report stated. Often known as the “think tanks’ think tank,” TTCSP examines the evolving function and character of public coverage analysis organisations.


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