OHKF Ranks 131st in the “Top Think Tanks Worldwide” Index

    01/31/2019 - 17:59

    (31 January, 2019, Hong Kong)  Released by the University of Pennsylvania, the “2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report” places Our Hong Kong Foundation (OHKF) in the 131st position among “Top Think Tanks Worldwide (US and Non-US)” − 42 places higher than in last year. OHKF is honoured by this international recognition and the rise in ranking.

    For 2018, a total of 8,162 think tanks were reviewed in the Report. The top three think tanks in the “Top Think Tanks Worldwide (US and Non-US)” are: the Brookings Institution, followed by the French Institute of International Relations and The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace respectively.

    OHKF has achieved significant progress in different areas and has been named among the top 100 in five indexes: “Top Think Tanks in China, India, Japan & the Republic of Korea”, “Top Domestic Health Affairs Think Tanks”, “Best Advocacy Campaign”, “Think Tank to Watch in 2019”, and “Think Tanks with the Most Significant Impact on Public Policy”.

    Mrs Eva Cheng, Executive Director of OHKF expressed her appreciation to the support from different stakeholders and the dedication of OHKF staff. “We are honoured to achieve higher rankings in this global index, for it reflects the international community’s recognition of our work in the past year. In future, we will strive to strengthen the role of think tanks in generating visionary recommendations for both society and the government to cultivate the long-terms interests and sustainable development of Hong Kong, ” said Mrs Eva Cheng.

    “We have published some 20 research reports in the past four years and have made positive progress in our policy research and advocacy work. It’s still a long way to go, but we hope to work together with a greater number of scholars, experts in different research areas, the business community and other professional sectors to elevate our research calibre and together make Hong Kong a better place, ” said Stephen Wong, Deputy Executive Director and Head of Public Policy Institute of OHKF.

    In 2006, the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of the University of Pennsylvania developed and launched a pilot project named the global index of think tanks and is one of the most recognised ranking indexes in the world. The criteria for ranking include, but are not limited to, the quality and reputation of researchers, ability to produce new knowledge, innovative policy proposals or alternative ideas on policy, the impact of policy recommendations on society, website and social media presence, and more. 

    OHKF Rankings in the “2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report”

      2018 ranking 2017 ranking Change
    Top Think Tanks Worldwide (Non-US) * 139 - -
    Top Think Tanks Worldwide (US and Non-US) * 131 173 42 places higher
    Top Think Tanks in China, India, Japan & the Republic of Korea 41 53 12 places higher
    Top Domestic Economic Policy Think Tanks * 131 133 2 places higher
    Top Domestic Health Affairs Think Tanks * 53 - -
    Best Advocacy Campaign 79 - -
    Think Tank to Watch in 2019 * 71 104 33 places higher
    Think Tanks with the Most Significant Impact on Public Policy * 57 - -

    Note: (*) Hong Kong’s only think tank to receive a rank in this category