ASTANA – The Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (KazISS) has been nominated in four categories of the Global Go To Think Tank Index Report 2015 conducted by the University of Pennsylvania.
The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Programme (TTCSP) works with leading scholars and practitioners from think tanks and universities in a variety of collaborative efforts and programmes and produces the annual Global Go To Think Tank Index that ranks the world’s leading think tanks in a variety of categories.
TTCSP’s goal is to create lasting institutional and state-level partnerships by engaging and mobilising think tanks that have demonstrated their ability to produce high quality policy research and shape popular and elite opinion and actions for public good. The pool of scholars and practitioners includes 6,846 of the world’s leading think tanks in a variety of categories.
KazISS is among the top 100 in terms of security, defence and international affairs analysis. For the first time, the KazISS has been ranked 57th among the best government-affiliated think tanks. In the Central Asian regional ranking, the KazISS retains its position among the top three and it is ranked 33rd in energy and raw materials analysis.
These results illustrate the increasing role of KazISS, the publications of which are being cited abroad more frequently. The leading think tank of Kazakhstan was established on June 16, 1993, by decree of the Kazakh President. Since its foundation, the mission of the KazISS as the national research institution is to provide analytical support to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.