Survey Think Tank State of the Sector 2020-2021

The On Think Tanks sector surveys help gain an understanding of how policy research centres, think tanks and those related to think tanks and evidence-informed policy see the current context, the key challenges faced and the main issues to address.

This report shares findings from the 2021 survey that was sent to all organisations in the Open Think Tank Directory (for which an email address is registered) in May 2021. We received 69 responses.

This 2021 survey built on the 2020 COVID-19 survey, which gave a rapid overview of how think tanks were affected by the pandemic and how they responded to the early months of the crisis. We will be carrying out a yearly survey to track changes in the sector and to address any topical issues that arise.