The New­comer Think Tank

Uzbek­istan’s Cen­ter for De­vel­op­ment Strat­egy has been in­cluded in the 2017 an­nual rat­ing of the Global Go To Think Tank In­dex Re­port.

Uzbekistan Today (English) - - TODAY IN UZBEKISTAN -

This is the most au­thor­i­ta­tive global rat­ing of think tanks. The re­port is pre­pared in the frame­work of the An­a­lyt­i­cal Cen­ters and Civil So­ci­ety Pro­gram of the Univer­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia (USA) to study the role of think tanks in gov­ern­ments and civil so­ci­eties, and to in­crease their ca­pac­ity and ef­fec­tive­ness around the world.

Dur­ing the rat­ing the ac­tiv­ity of 7,815 think tanks for the last year was an­a­lyzed. The rat­ing presents var­i­ous nom­i­na­tions, which, in turn, are grouped into four main groups. The rank­ing is based on the re­sults of a sur­vey of more than 62 thou­sand au­thor­i­ta­tive ex­perts, jour­nal­ists, politi­cians and ex­perts in the field of eco­nomic and po­lit­i­cal stud­ies en­tered in the TACTSP Global Think Tank Data­base.

Based on the re­sults of the rat­ing, the De­vel­op­ment Strat­egy Cen­ter of Uzbek­istan en­tered the top 50 in the nom­i­na­tion “The Best New Think Tank in 2017” along with such in­flu­en­tial in­sti­tu­tions as the Na­tional Foun­da­tion for Amer­i­can Pol­icy, the Chi­nese cen­ter “One Belt, One Road” and “Sci­en­tific Plat­form for In­te­gra­tion and So­ci­ety in the Nether­lands. In this nom­i­na­tion, the think tanks that were cre­ated over the last 24 months and are cen­ters of ex­cel­lence were con­sid­ered.

As a rule, this list in­cludes or­ga­ni­za­tions whose ac­tiv­i­ties are based on the de­vel­op­ment of con­crete pro­pos­als for the suc­cess­ful im­ple­men­ta­tion of re­forms that al­low the so­ci­ety to in­tro­duce con­comi­tant changes in the so­cio-eco­nomic life of the coun­try, as well as an en­er­getic en­try into the world arena.

Worth re­mind­ing that to­day the Cen­ter for De­vel­op­ment Strat­egy op­er­ates in sev­eral ar­eas. First of all, it is en­gaged in cov­er­ing the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the ac­tiv­i­ties of the Strat­egy of Ac­tions among the gen­eral pub­lic. It also pro­motes an open di­a­logue be­tween the state and the pop­u­la­tion through var­i­ous fo­rums, con­fer­ences, pub­lic dis­cus­sions and so­ci­o­log­i­cal sur­veys.

In ad­di­tion, the CDS ac­tively co­op­er­ates with in­ter­na­tional and for­eign or­ga­ni­za­tions, re­search, in­for­ma­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion or­ga­ni­za­tions, an­a­lyt­i­cal and ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions.

The spe­cial­ists of the Cen­ter reg­u­larly pro­vide ex­pert opin­ions on draft bills, pre­pare an­a­lyt­i­cal re­ports within the frame­work of the Strat­egy for Ac­tion, and also sub­mit pro­pos­als for draft­ing gov­ern­ment pro­grams by ex­am­in­ing the opin­ion of the pop­u­la­tion and the best prac­tices of for­eign coun­tries.

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