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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
1,068 
Asia
816 
Northern America
517 
Latin America and the Caribbean
450 
Sub- Saharan Africa
 182
Oceania
 84
North Africa
 30
Number of think tanks per sub-region
Northern America
562 
Western Europe
447 
Eastern Asia
355 
South America
332 
Northern Europe
264 
Southern Europe
184 
Eastern Europe
173 
Western Asia
167 
Southern Asia
136 
South-Eastern Asia
127 
Australia and New Zealand
 82
Eastern Africa
 78
Central America
 60
Southern Africa
 57
Western Africa
 47
Central Asia
 31
Northern Africa
 27
Caribbean
 13
Central Africa
 3
Melanesia/Micronesia/Polynesia
 2
Number of think tanks per country
United States 453
China 188
Germany 184
United Kingdom 150
France 95
Japan 80
Brazil 67
Canada 65
Australia 62
India 54
Austria 54
Argentina 53
Chile 52
Spain 48
Israel 45
Mexico 45
Italy 43
Colombia 43
Belgium 43
South Africa 42
South Korea 42
Peru 37
Switzerland 32
Netherlands 32
Kenya 32
Philippines 29
Sweden 29
Pakistan 26
Bolivia 25
Norway 24
Hungary 23
Hong Kong 23
Russia 23
Ukraine 22
Malaysia 22
Czech Republic 21
New Zealand 20
Georgia 19
Indonesia 19
Armenia 19
Nepal 19
Costa Rica 18
Turkey 18
Poland 18
Denmark 17
Nigeria 16
Guatemala 16
Uruguay 16
Slovakia 16
Thailand 16
Romania 15
Bulgaria 15
Greece 15
Paraguay 15
Serbia 14
Bangladesh 14
Albania 14
Taiwan 14
Sri Lanka 14
Venezuela 13
Kazakhstan 12
Singapore 12
Panama 12
Finland 11
Lithuania 11
Ecuador 11
Ireland 11
Somalia 10
Bosnia and Herzegovina 10
Croatia 10
Ghana 10
Lebanon 10
Moldova 10
Vietnam 9
Saudi Arabia 9
United Arab Emirates 9
Myanmar 9
Egypt 9
Zimbabwe 9
Uganda 9
Belarus 9
Luxembourg 9
Azerbaijan 8
Afghanistan 8
Morocco 8
Macedonia 8
Senegal 8
Mongolia 8
Jordan  8
Cambodia 8
Kyrgyzstan 7
Latvia 7
Tanzania 7
Ethiopia 6
Portugal 6
Iran 6
El Salvador 6
Kosovo 5
Uzbekistan 5
Qatar 5
Estonia 4
Zambia 4
Honduras 4
Dominican Republic 4
Montenegro 4
Cote D'ivoire 4
Tunisia 4
Palestine 4
Algeria 4
Nicaragua 3
Cameroon 3
South Sudan 3
Rwanda 3
Burkina Faso 3
Slovenia 3
Botswana 3
Syrian Arab Republic 2
Iraq 2
Mauritania 2
Yemen 2
Papua New Guinea 2
Jamaica 2
Bahrain 2
Kuwait 2
Cyprus 2
Libya 2
Andorra 2
Haiti 2
Benin 2
Oman 2
Namibia 2
Malta 1
Brunei 1
Sudan 1
Trinidad And Tobago 1
Puerto Rico 1
Barbados 1
Tajikistan 1
Lao People´s Democratic Republic 1
Djibouti 1
Belize 1
Liechtenstein 1
Mali 1
Mozambique 1
Swaziland 1
Curacao 1
Bhutan 1
Malawi 1
Togo 1