The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the University of Pennsylvania conducts research on the role policy institutes play in governments and in civil societies around the world.

Past TSSCP Summits and Forums

TTCSP Publications


The Global Go To Think Tank Index is the result of an international survey of over 7,500 scholars, public and private donors, policy makers, and journalists who helped rank more than 6,600 think tanks using a set of 28 criteria developed by the TTCSP.

The Go To Think Tank Index


TTCSP is developing a global, comprehensive, multi-sectoral database and directory of think tanks featured in the Go To Reports.  You can also submit or update think tank information for inclusion in the database and consideration in the annual index.

Think Tank Directory


The Think Tanks and Civil Society Program (TTCSP) runs a small, highly selective internship program for students (gap-year, grad and undergrad) and recent graduates interested in gaining first-hand experience in public policy research in domestic and international affairs.

Internships