Think tanks are institutions often affiliated with universities, foundations, advocacy groups, and non-governmental organizations that generate policy research and analysis. Many are ideological; others strive to be independent and non-partisan. The NGOs listed in this guide are selected samples for educational purposes.
Think Tank Search Engine. From Harvard Kennedy School Library.
CGS Policy Archive. Comprehensive digital library of public policy research containing over 30,000 documents
Think Tanks and NGOs. List of non-profit research institutes and NGOs around the world.
The Brookings Institution. Conduct research on ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global levels.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Network of research centers dedicated to peace through analysis & development of policy with government, business, & civil society.
RAND Corporation. Addresses security, health, education, sustainability, growth, and development. Much research conducted on behalf of public & private grantors and clients.
Resources for the Future. Independent nonpartisan organization conducting economic policy research concerning natural resources and the environment.