A view of the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. Photo by: Josh / CC BY-ND

Devex lists the top think tanks worldwide, according to a report released this year, highlighting opportunities for global development professionals to work alongside industry experts, build expertise, and contribute to policy changes that impact the sector.

The “Global Go To Think Tank Index Report” rankings, published by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania, are based on a process of nominations, peer and expert evaluation, and selection by a panel of experts.

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  • Emma Smith

    Emma Smith is a Reporter at Devex. She covers all things related to careers and hiring in the global development community as well as mental health within the sector — from tips on supporting humanitarian staff to designing mental health programs for refugees. Emma has reported from key development hubs in Europe and co-produced Devex’s DevProWomen2030 podcast series. She holds a degree in journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University and a master's in media and international conflict. In addition to writing for regional news publications, she has worked with organizations focused on child and women’s rights.