Latin America & Caribbean: number of think tanks 2020, by country

Countries with the largest number of think tanks in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2020

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Release date

January 2021



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Number of respondents

1,278 think tanks*

Supplementary notes

* Figure calculated by Statista based on the number of think tanks identified by the source in Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Mexico.
With the exception of Puerto Rico, non-independent territories in the Caribbean were excluded from this graph.

The source provides the following additional information on the survey methodology and selection criteria:
'A call for Nominations was sent to over 8,100 think tanks and approximately 12,800 journalists, public and private donors, and policymakers from around the world. These nominations were tabulated and institutes with 10 or more nominations were included in the next step of the 2020 Think Tank Indexing process. All the top-ranked think tanks from 2019 were automatically included in the 2020 ranking ballot.
These think tanks excel in research, analysis, and public engagement on a wide range of policy issues with the aim of advancing debate, facilitating cooperation between relevant actors, maintaining public support and funding, and improving the overall quality of life in one of the relevant countries.'

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