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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
998 
Asia
717 
Latin America and the Caribbean
447 
Northern America
395 
Sub- Saharan Africa
 137
Oceania
 88
North Africa
 20
Number of think tanks per sub-region
Northern America
441 
Western Europe
440 
South America
337 
Eastern Asia
335 
Northern Europe
248 
Eastern Europe
163 
Southern Europe
147 
Western Asia
145 
Southern Asia
109 
South-Eastern Asia
107 
Australia and New Zealand
 86
Eastern Africa
 68
Central America
 52
Western Africa
 37
Southern Africa
 34
Central Asia
 21
Northern Africa
 16
Caribbean
 12
Central Africa
 2
Melanesia/Micronesia/Polynesia
 2
Number of think tanks per country
United States 331
China 191
Germany 183
United Kingdom 148
France 96
Brazil 66
Canada 66
Australia 66
Japan 59
Austria 55
Argentina 55
Chile 51
Israel 47
Mexico 46
Peru 44
India 43
Colombia 42
Belgium 41
South Korea 40
Italy 37
Switzerland 31
South Africa 29
Netherlands 28
Kenya 26
Bolivia 26
Philippines 25
Hong Kong 25
Spain 24
Hungary 23
Russia 21
Pakistan 21
Ukraine 20
New Zealand 20
Czech Republic 20
Norway 19
Georgia 19
Malaysia 19
Poland 19
Costa Rica 19
Sweden 18
Indonesia 18
Bulgaria 17
Denmark 17
Guatemala 15
Armenia 15
Paraguay 15
Albania 15
Greece 15
Uruguay 14
Slovakia 14
Singapore 13
Taiwan 13
Finland 13
Ecuador 13
Sri Lanka 12
Thailand 12
Belarus 12
Nepal 12
Venezuela 11
Serbia 11
Nigeria 11
Turkey 11
Ireland 11
Moldova 10
Kazakhstan 10
Lithuania 10
Bangladesh 9
Croatia 9
Azerbaijan 9
Lebanon 8
Romania 8
Ethiopia 8
Cambodia 7
Ghana 7
Tanzania 7
Mongolia 7
Myanmar 7
Latvia 7
Macedonia 7
Uganda 7
Portugal 7
Luxembourg 6
Afghanistan 6
United Arab Emirates 6
Jordan  6
Kyrgyzstan 6
Bosnia and Herzegovina 6
Morocco 6
El Salvador 6
Vietnam 5
Senegal 5
Kosovo 5
Uzbekistan 5
Dominican Republic 5
Iran 5
Egypt 5
Qatar 4
Zambia 4
Montenegro 4
Rwanda 4
Slovenia 4
Panama 4
Estonia 4
Honduras 4
Kuwait 3
Mauritania 3
Saudi Arabia 3
Cote D'ivoire 3
Zimbabwe 3
Nicaragua 3
Benin 3
Palestine 3
Somalia 3
Andorra 2
Papua New Guinea 2
South Sudan 2
Syrian Arab Republic 2
Botswana 2
Burkina Faso 2
Tunisia 2
Mali 2
Algeria 2
Yemen 2
Namibia 2
Iraq 2
Oman 2
Cyprus 2
Cameroon 2
Trinidad And Tobago 1
Lao People´s Democratic Republic 1
Belize 1
Malta 1
Barbados 1
Mozambique 1
Djibouti 1
Jamaica 1
Malawi 1
Libya 1
Bahrain 1
Swaziland 1
Cuba 1
Haiti 1
Sudan 1
Bhutan 1
Togo 1