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Global statistics

A selection of data and charts using the directory database

Location

Here you will find the number of think tanks in the directory by region and country. You can also see other charts based on: You can also download the full dataset and explore all the data available.  
Number of think tanks per region
Europe
1,059 
Asia
810 
Northern America
518 
Latin America and the Caribbean
449 
Sub- Saharan Africa
 182
Oceania
 84
North Africa
 30
N/A
 1
Number of think tanks per sub-region
Northern America
563 
Western Europe
447 
Eastern Asia
351 
South America
331 
Northern Europe
258 
Southern Europe
183 
Eastern Europe
171 
Western Asia
167 
Southern Asia
142 
South-Eastern Asia
126 
Eastern Africa
 82
Australia and New Zealand
 82
Central America
 60
Southern Africa
 48
Western Africa
 47
Northern Africa
 27
Central Asia
 24
Caribbean
 13
Central Africa
 4
Melanesia/Micronesia/Polynesia
 2
N/A
 1
Number of think tanks per country
United States 453
China 187
Germany 184
United Kingdom 149
France 95
Japan 80
Brazil 66
Canada 65
Australia 62
Argentina 54
India 54
Austria 54
Chile 52
Spain 48
Israel 45
Mexico 45
Belgium 43
Colombia 43
Italy 43
South Korea 42
South Africa 42
Peru 37
Switzerland 32
Netherlands 32
Kenya 31
Philippines 29
Sweden 28
Pakistan 26
Bolivia 25
Norway 24
Russia 23
Hungary 23
Czech Republic 22
Hong Kong 22
Malaysia 22
Ukraine 22
New Zealand 20
Nepal 19
Indonesia 19
Georgia 19
Armenia 19
Poland 18
Costa Rica 18
Turkey 18
Denmark 17
Nigeria 16
Guatemala 16
Slovakia 16
Paraguay 15
Romania 15
Greece 15
Bulgaria 15
Uruguay 15
Thailand 15
Sri Lanka 14
Albania 14
Serbia 14
Bangladesh 14
Taiwan 14
Venezuela 13
Singapore 13
Panama 12
Ireland 11
Finland 11
Ecuador 11
Kazakhstan 11
Myanmar 10
Croatia 10
Bosnia and Herzegovina 10
Lebanon 10
Somalia 10
Moldova 10
Ghana 10
Belarus 10
Lithuania 10
Zimbabwe 9
Luxembourg 9
United Arab Emirates 9
Uganda 9
Vietnam 9
Egypt 9
Saudi Arabia 9
Mongolia 8
Macedonia 8
Azerbaijan 8
Cambodia 8
Afghanistan 8
Morocco 8
Jordan  8
Senegal 8
Tanzania 7
Latvia 7
Kyrgyzstan 7
Iran 6
Ethiopia 6
Portugal 6
El Salvador 6
Qatar 5
Kosovo 5
Uzbekistan 5
Montenegro 4
Algeria 4
Tunisia 4
Cote D'ivoire 4
Dominican Republic 4
Honduras 4
Palestine 4
Rwanda 4
Estonia 4
South Sudan 4
Zambia 4
Nicaragua 3
Slovenia 3
Cameroon 3
Botswana 3
Burkina Faso 3
Jamaica 2
Libya 2
Bahrain 2
Yemen 2
Haiti 2
Iraq 2
Oman 2
Cyprus 2
Namibia 2
Benin 2
Andorra 2
Papua New Guinea 2
Kuwait 2
Syrian Arab Republic 2
Puerto Rico 2
Mauritania 2
Malawi 1
Liechtenstein 1
Mali 1
Sudan 1
Curacao 1
Bhutan 1
Swaziland 1
Trinidad And Tobago 1
Lao People´s Democratic Republic 1
Brunei 1
Togo 1
Belize 1
Malta 1
Barbados 1
Mozambique 1
Djibouti 1
Tajikistan 1