• Development Alternatives ranked among the Top 100 Think Tanks in the World

  • Development Alternatives, the Delhi-based Social Enterprise has won top standing in eight major categories according to the Global Go To Think Tanks Rankings report issued by the University of Pennsylvania’s International Relations Program New Delhi, January 30, 2013: Development Alternatives (DA), the pioneer social enterprise focusing on sustainable development continues to feature among the top think tanks in the world. DA’s proven track record of creating livelihoods, empowering rural communities and regenerating environmental resources at scale has been recognized as a global thought leader in eight major categories. The annual listing results from a comprehensive study by the University of Pennsylvania of the output, impact and influence of more than 6,600 pre-eminent think tanks from every region of the world. It ranks think tanks around the world through an intensive process of nominations, and expert and peer institution feedback from 1,900 scholars, journalists and, policy makers spread over 120 countries. It is widely known as the ‘insider’s guide to the global marketplace of ideas.’ It was launched this year at the World Bank in Washington, DC. Dr. Ashok Khosla, Chairman of Development Alternatives said “it is, of course, gratifying for an organization like ours to see its intellectual contributions noticed in the larger global arena. But let no one ever forget that it is the efforts we and our partners make in translating these into local action on the ground that will ultimately be what counts.” DA was ranked 17th in the world under the category Think Tanks with the Most Innovative Policy Ideas/Proposals and 57th under Think Tanks with Outstanding Policy-Oriented Research Programs. Under Transparency and Good Governance Think Tanks, it was ranked 21st; under the world’s Top 70 Environment Think Tanks, it was ranked 42nd; and it rated 45th under Think Tanks with the Best External Relations/Public Engagement Program. DA’s overall ranking in the Top 150 Think Tanks – Worldwide (US and Non-US) was 141 and it was among the Top Think Tanks in Asia for 2012. It was 27th among the Think Tanks in China, India, Japan, and the Republic of Korea.

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