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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
1,013 
Asia
721 
Latin America and the Caribbean
446 
Northern America
396 
Sub- Saharan Africa
 138
Oceania
 89
North Africa
 19
Number of think tanks per sub-region
Western Europe
449 
Northern America
441 
South America
336 
Eastern Asia
335 
Northern Europe
252 
Eastern Europe
165 
Southern Europe
147 
Western Asia
146 
South-Eastern Asia
110 
Southern Asia
109 
Australia and New Zealand
 87
Eastern Africa
 67
Central America
 53
Western Africa
 36
Southern Africa
 36
Central Asia
 21
Northern Africa
 16
Caribbean
 12
Melanesia/Micronesia/Polynesia
 2
Central Africa
 2
Number of think tanks per country
United States 332
China 191
Germany 186
United Kingdom 152
France 97
Canada 66
Brazil 66
Australia 66
Japan 58
Argentina 56
Austria 56
Chile 51
Israel 47
Mexico 45
Peru 43
Colombia 42
India 42
Belgium 40
South Korea 40
Italy 38
Switzerland 32
South Africa 31
Netherlands 28
Bolivia 26
Kenya 26
Hong Kong 25
Philippines 25
Hungary 23
Spain 23
Pakistan 22
Russia 21
New Zealand 21
Malaysia 21
Ukraine 21
Czech Republic 20
Norway 20
Poland 19
Costa Rica 19
Georgia 19
Indonesia 18
Sweden 18
Bulgaria 17
Denmark 17
Guatemala 16
Greece 15
Armenia 15
Albania 15
Slovakia 14
Paraguay 14
Uruguay 14
Taiwan 14
Finland 13
Ecuador 13
Singapore 13
Nepal 12
Turkey 12
Sri Lanka 12
Belarus 12
Serbia 12
Thailand 12
Ireland 11
Venezuela 11
Nigeria 11
Lithuania 10
Moldova 10
Kazakhstan 10
Croatia 9
Azerbaijan 9
Luxembourg 9
Bangladesh 9
Myanmar 8
Romania 8
Lebanon 8
Ethiopia 7
Latvia 7
Mongolia 7
Portugal 7
Macedonia 7
Uganda 7
Ghana 7
Cambodia 7
Tanzania 7
Morocco 6
El Salvador 6
Bosnia and Herzegovina 6
Afghanistan 6
United Arab Emirates 6
Jordan  6
Kyrgyzstan 6
Egypt 5
Iran 5
Vietnam 5
Senegal 5
Kosovo 5
Dominican Republic 5
Uzbekistan 5
Slovenia 4
Montenegro 4
Rwanda 4
Estonia 4
Honduras 4
Panama 4
Qatar 4
Zambia 4
Benin 3
Somalia 3
Palestine 3
Kuwait 3
Saudi Arabia 3
Cote D'ivoire 3
Zimbabwe 3
Nicaragua 3
Yemen 2
Namibia 2
Algeria 2
Cyprus 2
Cameroon 2
Iraq 2
Oman 2
Botswana 2
Burkina Faso 2
Mauritania 2
Andorra 2
Papua New Guinea 2
South Sudan 2
Syrian Arab Republic 2
Tunisia 2
Mali 2
Swaziland 1
Cuba 1
Jamaica 1
Malawi 1
Libya 1
Bahrain 1
Bhutan 1
Togo 1
Haiti 1
Sudan 1
Trinidad And Tobago 1
Lao People´s Democratic Republic 1
Belize 1
Malta 1
Barbados 1
Mozambique 1
Djibouti 1