ACCORD has been recognized, for the third year running, in the recently released annual "Global Go To Think Tanks" Report released by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Programme at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. The ranking puts ACCORD 4th out of Think Tanks in Sub-Sahara Africa, 37th worldwide (Non U S) and 61st worldwide (US included).
The 2012 Global Think Tank Rankings ranks the world's top think tanks based on a worldwide survey of close to 1950 scholars, policy makers, journalists and regional and subject area experts. Expert Panels of over 793 expert members from around the world evaluated the nominations received on 6 603 think tanks from 182 countries worldwide.
"Over just six years the 'Think Tank Index' has become the authoritative source for the top public policy institutions in the world." (Global Think Tank Report). It is an honour for ACCORD to receive this ranking for a third year running.
A copy of the 2012 Global Go To Think Tank Index report with a power point presentation that was presented to capacity audiences at the World Bank and United Nations on 1/17/13 can be downloaded from these sites: