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​BIDS ranked 26th among top "International Development Policy Think Tanks" in the world and 17th in South and SE Asia/Pacific in 2020!

BIDS is proud to share that it has been ranked 26th in the “Top International Development Policy Think Tank Category” in The 2020 Global Go To Think Tank Index (GGTTI) published by the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. Moreover, among 100 Top Think Tanks in Southeast Asia and the Pacific, BIDS placed 17th position. The GGTTI sample includes 36 think tanks in Bangladesh and among them BIDS has been holding the first position in all categories since the inception of the Index, including the year 2019. The following table gives us a snapshot of the ranking of BIDS and other comparable institutions in three different categories. 

South and Southeast Asia and the Pacific

International Development Policy Think Tanks


Government Affiliated Think Tanks

Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (Rank 17th)


 Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (Rank 26th )


Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (Rank 28th)


Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS) (Sri Lanka) (Rank 35th)

Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute (JICA-RI) (Japan) (Rank 28th)

Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) (Thailand) (Rank 30th)


Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) (Philippines) (Rank 39th)

Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDEJETRO) (Japan) (Rank 60th)


United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (Rank 34th)


Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) (Bangladesh) (Rank 54th)


Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) (Norway) (Rank 71st)

Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIIS) (Rank 48th)


Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh (PRI) (Rank 93th)

Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) (Bangladesh) (Rank 89th)


Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) (Philippines) (Rank 68th)


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