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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
923 
Asia
520 
Latin America and the Caribbean
511 
Northern America
382 
Sub- Saharan Africa
 91
Oceania
 47
North Africa
 7
Number of think tanks per sub-region
Western Europe
436 
Northern America
432 
South America
390 
Northern Europe
239 
Eastern Asia
204 
Western Asia
143 
Eastern Europe
137 
Southern Europe
111 
Southern Asia
96 
South-Eastern Asia
 64
Central America
 56
Australia and New Zealand
 46
Western Africa
 44
Eastern Africa
 30
Southern Africa
 15
Caribbean
 15
Central Asia
 13
Northern Africa
 7
Middle Africa
 1
Melanesia/Micronesia/Polynesia
 1
Central Africa
 1
Number of think tanks per country
United States 336
Germany 203
United Kingdom 154
France 125
China 105
Brazil 76
Argentina 66
Israel 55
Colombia 53
Mexico 52
Peru 51
Chile 51
Japan 49
Canada 45
India 39
Belgium 36
Australia 36
Italy 33
Bolivia 29
Netherlands 28
Spain 27
Hungary 25
Switzerland 25
Georgia 24
Armenia 22
South Korea 21
Costa Rica 21
Russia 20
Poland 20
Hong Kong 19
Pakistan 19
Czech Republic 18
Ecuador 18
Sweden 18
Paraguay 18
Malaysia 17
Venezuela 17
Slovakia 16
Azerbaijan 15
Norway 15
Bulgaria 15
Nigeria 15
Denmark 15
Guatemala 14
Kenya 13
Singapore 13
Austria 13
Finland 11
Greece 11
Ghana 11
Uruguay 11
Bangladesh 11
South Africa 10
New Zealand 10
Nepal 10
Philippines 10
Lithuania 10
Portugal 9
Turkey 9
El Salvador 8
Senegal 8
Taiwan 8
Thailand 8
Romania 7
Indonesia 7
Ireland 7
Iran 7
Sri Lanka 7
Ethiopia 6
Latvia 6
Estonia 6
Croatia 6
Dominican Republic 6
Macedonia 5
Ukraine 5
Panama 5
Cambodia 5
Lebanon 5
Belarus 5
Moldova 5
Kazakhstan 5
Slovenia 4
Kosovo 4
Nicaragua 4
Albania 4
Cuba 3
Montenegro 3
Palestine 3
Uganda 3
Egypt 3
Cyprus 3
Morocco 3
Honduras 3
United Arab Emirates 3
Luxembourg 3
Uzbekistan 3
Tanzania 3
Cote D'ivoire 3
Serbia 3
Kyrgyzstan 3
Mongolia 2
Myanmar 2
Benin 2
Cameroon 2
Somalia 2
Afghanistan 2
Vietnam 2
Zambia 2
Kuwait 2
Mali 2
Zimbabwe 2
Malta 2
Rwanda 1
Bahrain 1
Yemen 1
Namibia 1
Swaziland 1
Bahamas 1
Barbados 1
Bhutan 1
Togo 1
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1
Jamaica 1
Qatar 1
Botswana 1
Burkina Faso 1
Mauritania 1
Andorra 1
Papua New Guinea 1
Tunisia 1
Saudi Arabia 1
Belize 1
Trinidad And Tobago 1