Think tank state of the sector 2023

An annual snapshot of the state of the think tank sector across the globe.

Drawing on data from the Open Think Tank Directory and a think tank survey conducted by On Think Tanks, this year’s report offers insights to questions such as: 

  • How do think tanks view their political and funding context? 
  • What big challenges are they facing? 
  • What are the most pressing policy issues they identify? 
  • Is it getting harder or easier for think tanks to operate?
  • Are think tanks planning to grow?
  • What’s the average think tank size, age and turnover?
  • And how do all these answers vary across regions?



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