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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
1,046 
Asia
793 
Northern America
517 
Latin America and the Caribbean
446 
Sub- Saharan Africa
 181
Oceania
 86
North Africa
 29
N/A
 1
Number of think tanks per sub-region
Northern America
560 
Western Europe
448 
Eastern Asia
348 
South America
330 
Northern Europe
247 
Southern Europe
181 
Eastern Europe
170 
Western Asia
158 
Southern Asia
140 
South-Eastern Asia
125 
Australia and New Zealand
 84
Eastern Africa
 81
Central America
 60
Southern Africa
 49
Western Africa
 46
Northern Africa
 26
Central Asia
 23
Caribbean
 13
Central Africa
 4
Melanesia/Micronesia/Polynesia
 2
N/A
 1
Number of think tanks per country
United States 452
China 188
Germany 184
United Kingdom 150
France 99
Japan 76
Brazil 65
Canada 65
Australia 64
Argentina 54
Austria 53
Chile 52
India 52
Spain 48
Israel 45
Italy 43
Mexico 43
South Africa 43
Belgium 42
Colombia 42
South Korea 40
Peru 37
Switzerland 32
Kenya 31
Philippines 29
Netherlands 27
Bolivia 25
Pakistan 25
Hong Kong 23
Russia 23
Hungary 23
Malaysia 22
Ukraine 22
Czech Republic 21
Georgia 20
New Zealand 20
Norway 20
Sweden 20
Armenia 19
Nepal 19
Poland 18
Indonesia 18
Costa Rica 18
Denmark 17
Guatemala 17
Slovakia 16
Uruguay 15
Nigeria 15
Paraguay 15
Turkey 15
Greece 15
Bulgaria 15
Bangladesh 14
Thailand 14
Taiwan 14
Albania 14
Romania 14
Sri Lanka 14
Singapore 13
Serbia 13
Venezuela 13
Finland 11
Ireland 11
Panama 11
Ecuador 11
Kazakhstan 10
Ghana 10
Belarus 10
Lithuania 10
Moldova 10
Myanmar 10
Croatia 10
Lebanon 10
Zimbabwe 9
Bosnia and Herzegovina 9
Vietnam 9
Somalia 9
Luxembourg 9
Jordan  8
Senegal 8
Azerbaijan 8
Cambodia 8
Afghanistan 8
United Arab Emirates 8
Uganda 8
Egypt 8
Morocco 8
Kyrgyzstan 7
Mongolia 7
Tanzania 7
Latvia 7
Macedonia 7
Iran 6
Ethiopia 6
Portugal 6
El Salvador 6
Uzbekistan 5
Saudi Arabia 5
Kosovo 5
Zambia 4
Algeria 4
Tunisia 4
Cote D'ivoire 4
Dominican Republic 4
Montenegro 4
Palestine 4
Rwanda 4
Estonia 4
Honduras 4
South Sudan 4
Qatar 4
Botswana 3
Burkina Faso 3
Nicaragua 3
Slovenia 3
Cameroon 3
Puerto Rico 2
Mauritania 2
Libya 2
Bahrain 2
Yemen 2
Jamaica 2
Iraq 2
Oman 2
Cyprus 2
Namibia 2
Benin 2
Haiti 2
Papua New Guinea 2
Kuwait 2
Syrian Arab Republic 2
Andorra 2
Mozambique 1
Djibouti 1
Tajikistan 1
Belize 1
Malta 1
Barbados 1
Malawi 1
Liechtenstein 1
Mali 1
Sudan 1
Curacao 1
Bhutan 1
Swaziland 1
Lao People´s Democratic Republic 1
Brunei 1
Togo 1
Trinidad And Tobago 1