1 Dataset Basic Information

2 Missingness

2.1 Main Grouping Variables

Missingness of Data for Main Grouping Variables

Figure 2.1: Missingness of Data for Main Grouping Variables

2.2 Main Grouping Variables - Consolidated

To improve the density of the Leader’s Gender variables, the latest value for every think tank was taken and consolidated it into a new variable. 669 Think Tanks remain without gender information about their leadership for any of the years.

Missingness of Data for Main Grouping Variables - Consolidated

Figure 2.2: Missingness of Data for Main Grouping Variables - Consolidated

3 Think tanks by region

3.1 Regions

Think Tanks by Region

Figure 3.1: Think Tanks by Region

3.2 Regions - Frequency Table

Table 3.1: Number of Think Tanks by Region
Regions Frequency Percentage
West & Northern Europe 694 24.80
Latin America and the Caribbean 442 15.80
USA & Canada 395 14.10
Eastern Asia 335 12.00
South & Eastern Europe 309 11.00
Southern & South-Eastern Asia 217 7.74
West & Central Asia 166 5.92
Africa 156 5.57
Oceania 88 3.14

4 Think tanks by topics

4.1 Topics

Percentage of Organisations by Topic

Figure 4.1: Percentage of Organisations by Topic

4.2 Topics - Frecuency Table

Table 4.1: Number of Think Tanks by Topics
Topics Frequency Percentage
Social Policy 1413 50.4
Trade/Economics/Finance 1236 44.1
Governance/Transparency 1213 43.3
Environment/Natural Resources/Energy 1180 42.1
Law/Justice/Human Rights 949 33.9
International Affairs/Development 870 31.0
Education 663 23.7
Defence/Peace/Security 652 23.3
Health 495 17.7
Technology/Innovation 433 15.5
Food/Agriculture 420 15.0
Gender 417 14.9
Private Sector Development 384 13.7
Media/Culture/Sport 307 11.0
Transport/Infrastructure/Urban 224 8.0

5 Think tanks by number of topics

5.1 Number of Topics

Think Tanks by Number of Topics

Figure 5.1: Think Tanks by Number of Topics

5.2 Number of Topics - Frequency Table

Table 5.1: Number of Think Tanks by Number of Topics
Number_of_Topics Think Tanks Percentage
1 393 14.0
2 550 19.6
3 480 17.1
4 410 14.6
5 310 11.1
6 247 8.8
7 157 5.6
8 83 3.0
9 66 2.4
10 36 1.3
11 28 1.0
12 9 0.3
13 7 0.2
14 3 0.1
15 5 0.2

6 Date Founded

6.1 Think Tanks Founded by Year

Think Tanks Founded by Year

Figure 6.1: Think Tanks Founded by Year

6.2 Date Founded - Categories

Think Tanks by Date Founded

Figure 6.2: Think Tanks by Date Founded

6.3 Date Founded - Frequency Table

Table 6.1: Number of Think Tanks by Foundation Year
Year Founded Frequency Percentage
Up to 1914 20 0.81
1915 - 1945 61 2.47
1946 - 1969 271 11.00
1970 - 1979 238 9.64
1980 - 1989 342 13.90
1990 - 1999 583 23.60
2000 - 2009 622 25.20
2010 - 2020 331 13.40

7 Gender of Think Tank founders

7.1 Gender of think tank founders

Think Tanks by Founder's Gender

Figure 7.1: Think Tanks by Founder’s Gender

7.2 Gender of think tank founders - Frequency Table

Table 7.1: Number of Think Tanks by Founder’s Gender
Founder’s Gender Frequency Percentage
All male 772 57.70
Other/Not applicable 326 24.40
Both male and female founders 170 12.70
All female 69 5.16

8 Think tanks by Gender of Leader

8.1 Leader’s Gender

Think Tanks by Leader's Gender

Figure 8.1: Think Tanks by Leader’s Gender

8.2 Leader’s Gender - Frequency Table

Table 8.1: Number of Think Tanks by Leaders’s Gender
Leader’s Gender Frequency Percentage
Male 1719 75.80
Female 495 21.80
Both 54 2.38

9 Think tanks by Business Model

9.1 Business Model

Think Tanks by Business Model

Figure 9.1: Think Tanks by Business Model

9.2 Business Model - Frequency Table

Table 9.1: Number of Think Tanks by Business Model
Business Model Frequency Percentage
Non-profit 1685 67.10
University institute/center 394 15.70
Government 242 9.63
For profit 130 5.18
Other 61 2.43

10 Percentage of think tanks on social networks

Percentage of Think Tanks on Social Networks

Figure 10.1: Percentage of Think Tanks on Social Networks

11 Staff size