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Global statistics

A selection of data and charts using the directory database

Topics covered

Here you will find the topics that think tanks focus on and which are more popular by region. See FAQs section for details on topics and other variables. You can also see other charts based on: You can also download the full dataset and explore all the data available.
Worldwide
Social policy
1,528 
Trade/Economics/Finance
1,397 
Governance/Transparency
1,368 
Environment/Natural resources/ Energy
1,280 
Law/Justice/Human rights
1,037 
International affairs/Development
1,018 
Defence/Peace/Security
773 
Education
761 
Health
576 
Technology/Innovation
517 
Gender
499 
Food/Agriculture
471 
Private sector development
415 
Media/Culture/Sport
350 
Transport/Infrastructure/Urban
 294
Children focus
 77
Children
 6
Asia
Trade/Economics/Finance
413 
Social policy
400 
Governance/Transparency
377 
International affairs/Development
290 
Environment/Natural resources/ Energy
257 
Defence/Peace/Security
232 
Law/Justice/Human rights
206 
Education
179 
Media/Culture/Sport
147 
Private sector development
139 
Gender
125 
Food/Agriculture
119 
Health
116 
Technology/Innovation
104 
Transport/Infrastructure/Urban
 58
Children focus
 27
Europe
Social policy
592 
Governance/Transparency
490 
Trade/Economics/Finance
480 
Environment/Natural resources/ Energy
444 
Law/Justice/Human rights
394 
International affairs/Development
379 
Defence/Peace/Security
263 
Education
237 
Technology/Innovation
215 
Health
167 
Gender
161 
Private sector development
134 
Media/Culture/Sport
125 
Transport/Infrastructure/Urban
 118
Food/Agriculture
 89
Children focus
 6
Children
 4
Latin America and the Caribbean
Environment/Natural resources/ Energy
233 
Social policy
205 
Governance/Transparency
181 
Law/Justice/Human rights
180 
Trade/Economics/Finance
149 
Education
126 
Gender
95 
Food/Agriculture
91 
International affairs/Development
71 
Defence/Peace/Security
63 
Health
62 
Private sector development
55 
Technology/Innovation
51 
Transport/Infrastructure/Urban
 25
Children focus
 21
Media/Culture/Sport
 19
North Africa
Trade/Economics/Finance
17 
Governance/Transparency
16 
Social policy
15 
Defence/Peace/Security
14 
Law/Justice/Human rights
13 
International affairs/Development
13 
Private sector development
10 
Environment/Natural resources/ Energy
Education
Health
Food/Agriculture
Gender
Technology/Innovation
Children focus
 3
Transport/Infrastructure/Urban
 2
Media/Culture/Sport
 2
Northern America
Trade/Economics/Finance
217 
Environment/Natural resources/ Energy
215 
Social policy
195 
Governance/Transparency
187 
Law/Justice/Human rights
186 
International affairs/Development
184 
Health
148 
Defence/Peace/Security
143 
Education
133 
Technology/Innovation
90 
Food/Agriculture
77 
Transport/Infrastructure/Urban
59 
Gender
 43
Private sector development
 39
Media/Culture/Sport
 36
Children focus
 3
Oceania
Social policy
46 
Trade/Economics/Finance
37 
Environment/Natural resources/ Energy
33 
International affairs/Development
23 
Education
22 
Governance/Transparency
20 
Health
17 
Defence/Peace/Security
17 
Law/Justice/Human rights
16 
Transport/Infrastructure/Urban
14 
Gender
10 
Technology/Innovation
10 
Media/Culture/Sport
 9
Food/Agriculture
 9
Private sector development
 8
Sub- Saharan Africa
Governance/Transparency
91 
Environment/Natural resources/ Energy
88 
Trade/Economics/Finance
81 
Food/Agriculture
79 
Social policy
70 
Health
57 
Education
56 
Gender
55 
International affairs/Development
52 
Technology/Innovation
39 
Defence/Peace/Security
39 
Law/Justice/Human rights
39 
Private sector development
29 
Transport/Infrastructure/Urban
 18
Children focus
 16
Media/Culture/Sport
 12
Children
 1