On January 28, the 2020 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, prepared by the Think Tank Studies Program (TTCSP) at the University of Pennsylvania, was officially released. The Grandview Institution is ranked 70th in the 2020 Global Go To Think Tank Index list of the world's most influential think tanks for public policy. The list also includes Chinese think tanks such as the Institute of World Economics and Politics of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the Unirule Institute, Our Hong Kong Foundation, the Center for China and Globalization, and the RDCY.
This is the first time since its inception in 2013 that the Grandview Institution has been included in the Penn list of global think tanks.
Led by James G. McGann of the University of Pennsylvania, the think tank research project has been releasing a global think tank list annually since 2006 and has become one of the authoritative references for the development of the global think tank industry by comprehensively evaluating and ranking various think tanks around the world and studying the role of think tanks in government and society. The report provides a comprehensive ranking of the collected global think tanks based on four categories: global think tank overall ranking, regions, research areas, and special achievements.
According to the data provided in the report, as of 2020, China has 1,413 think tanks, second only to the United States with 2,203. In the report, Chinese think tanks, such as the China Institute of Modern International Relations, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the Development Research Center of the State Council, the Center for China and Globalization, the Pangoal Institution, and the Intellisia Institute, all have a place in the different lists, with the development of social think tanks attracting particular attention.