Are Think Tanks Transparent?

(CC) opensource.com/ FlickrTransparify has just published the results of a survey of 169 think tanks in 47 countries worldwide. Its aim is to provide think tanks committed to intellectual independence and excellence in research with a tool for signaling to policy makers, the media and the public that they deserve their trust and respect.

Out of the 169 think tanks analyzed by Transparify, only 21 are currently highly transparent. A further 14 are broadly transparent. These institutions disclose in great detail who funds them, with what sums and for what research projects.

Montenegro, Georgia and Macedonia have the most transparent think tank communities. US think tanks, by contrast, disclose only “some” funding information.

Download the Transparify Report 2014 here.