CSE top environment policy think tank in India and Global South, says new University of Pennsylvania report; 16th in the world

Also ranked 6th best independent think tank in the country

  • CSE ranked above organisations like United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in the list of top environment policy think tanks in the Global Go To Think Tank Index 2017 (GGTTI)

  • Ranks 2nd in India in list of Top Energy and Resource Policy Think Tanks

  • Makes it to the first comprehensive list of leading Food and Water Security Think Tanks of the world

New Delhi, February 6, 2018: New Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has once again emerged as one of the top think tanks in the world. Climbing up two positions from last year, CSE this year was ranked the 16th top environment policy think tank in the world by The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. The Program conducts research on the role policy institutes play in governments and civil societies around the world.

In the latest rankings, CSE is placed among the top 10 in all categories in India. It has also been named in the world’s first comprehensive list of leading food and water security research and advocacy organisations.

CSE’s rankings under various categories:


India Ranking

Global Ranking

Top Environment Policy Think Tanks



Top Energy and Resource Policy Think Tanks



Top Science and Technology Think Tanks



Best Independent Think Tanks



The Programme defines think tanks as “public-policy research analysis and engagement organizations that generate policy-oriented research, analysis, and advice on domestic and international issues”.

For more information, please contact Vrinda Nagar, The CSE Media Resource Centre, at vrinda.nagar@cseindia.org / 9654106253.