The Institute for Advanced Development Studies, INESAD, keeps up leadership in the Global Think Tank Index Report 2016, ranked in the first position in Bolivia and position 41 in the top Think Tanks in Central and South America ranking. Also in the category Think Tank Watch, (Think Tanks in this category are honored for their excellent research, innovative advances within the past 24 months), INESAD is the only Think Tank ranked in Bolivia. Finally, in the Top Environmental Policy Think Tank, INESAD was first ranked in Bolivia and has the 62 position in the world.
The index report was known on January, 26th, by Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), in a meeting in Washington. Bolivia was ranking in the position 19 in Countries with the Largest Number of Think Tanks in the world, with 59 Think Tanks. In Central and South America are 774 Think Tanks.
The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) is a non-profit program at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. and every year publish the annual Global Go To Think Tank Index. As of 2007, they have analyzed 6846 Think Tanks in all over the world, 1931 Think Tanks in the United States and 1770 in Europe.
Think tanks are public policy research analysis and engagement organizations that generate policy-oriented research, analysis, and advice on domestic and international issues, thereby enabling policymakers and the public to make informed decisions about public policy.