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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
1,071 
Asia
832 
Northern America
522 
Latin America and the Caribbean
452 
Sub- Saharan Africa
 188
Oceania
 84
North Africa
 28
Number of think tanks per sub-region
Northern America
567 
Western Europe
449 
Eastern Asia
356 
South America
334 
Northern Europe
263 
Southern Europe
184 
Eastern Europe
175 
Western Asia
170 
Southern Asia
144 
South-Eastern Asia
130 
Australia and New Zealand
 82
Eastern Africa
 80
Central America
 60
Southern Africa
 58
Western Africa
 48
Central Asia
 32
Northern Africa
 27
Caribbean
 13
Central Africa
 3
Melanesia/Micronesia/Polynesia
 2
Number of think tanks per country
United States 454
China 189
Germany 184
United Kingdom 150
France 95
Japan 80
Canada 68
Brazil 68
Australia 62
India 59
Austria 54
Argentina 53
Chile 52
Spain 48
Israel 45
Mexico 45
Colombia 43
Belgium 43
Italy 43
South Korea 42
South Africa 42
Peru 38
Netherlands 34
Kenya 33
Switzerland 32
Sweden 29
Philippines 29
Pakistan 27
Bolivia 25
Russia 24
Malaysia 24
Hong Kong 23
Norway 23
Hungary 23
Ukraine 22
Czech Republic 21
Nepal 20
New Zealand 20
Armenia 19
Georgia 19
Indonesia 19
Turkey 18
Poland 18
Costa Rica 18
Denmark 17
Slovakia 17
Thailand 17
Guatemala 16
Uruguay 16
Nigeria 16
Romania 15
Sri Lanka 15
Bulgaria 15
Greece 15
Paraguay 15
Albania 14
Bangladesh 14
Taiwan 14
Serbia 14
Venezuela 13
Singapore 12
Panama 12
Kazakhstan 12
Finland 11
Lithuania 11
Ecuador 11
Ghana 11
Ireland 11
Somalia 11
Azerbaijan 10
Bosnia and Herzegovina 10
Croatia 10
Lebanon 10
Moldova 10
Myanmar 9
Egypt 9
Zimbabwe 9
Uganda 9
Belarus 9
Luxembourg 9
Jordan  9
Vietnam 9
Saudi Arabia 9
United Arab Emirates 9
Afghanistan 8
Morocco 8
Macedonia 8
Senegal 8
Mongolia 8
Cambodia 8
Iran 7
Kyrgyzstan 7
Latvia 7
Tanzania 7
Portugal 6
Ethiopia 6
El Salvador 6
Kosovo 5
Uzbekistan 5
Qatar 5
Honduras 4
Dominican Republic 4
Montenegro 4
Botswana 4
Cote D'ivoire 4
Tunisia 4
Palestine 4
Algeria 4
Estonia 4
Zambia 4
South Sudan 3
Rwanda 3
Burkina Faso 3
Slovenia 3
Nicaragua 3
Cameroon 3
Iraq 2
Mauritania 2
Puerto Rico 2
Yemen 2
Papua New Guinea 2
Jamaica 2
Bahrain 2
Kuwait 2
Cyprus 2
Libya 2
Andorra 2
Benin 2
Haiti 2
Namibia 2
Oman 2
Syrian Arab Republic 2
Barbados 1
Tajikistan 1
Lao People´s Democratic Republic 1
Belize 1
Djibouti 1
Mali 1
Liechtenstein 1
Mozambique 1
Swaziland 1
Curacao 1
Bhutan 1
Malawi 1
Togo 1
Malta 1
Brunei 1
Sudan 1
Trinidad And Tobago 1