01 de Febrero, 2019
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Escrito por NCID

The Navarra Center for International Development (NCID) repeats for fourth consecutive year amongst the best think tanks in the world. The NCID, which is part of the Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) at the University of Navarra, remains as the only spanish center in the category of best university-affiliated think tanks of the Global Go To Think Tank Index Report of 2018 elaborated by the University of Pennsilvania. This year the center has improved its score, as it has escalated three spots up to the 55th position out of 95 university-affiliated think tanks.

This ranking confirms the international status of the center located in Pamplona, as it ranks ahead of other institutes of some of the best universities in the world such as Princeton, Harvard, Oxford or MIT.

For the elaboration of this ranking, which the University of Pennsilvania does since 2006, 8,162 think tanks have been analyzed in a process in which 68,191 journalists, legislators, public and private donors and other specialists have collaborated.

Impact evaulation of policies and programs

The NCID is a research center which consists of an interdisciplinary team of economists, political scientists, journalists, historians and urbanists. It strives to alleviate extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries by focusing on evidence-based research with a macro and micro approach. Its main areas of study are conflict, governance, education, democracy, urban planning and institution building, amongst others. To do that, it uses techniques such as regression discontinuity, fractional co-integration, difference-in-difference, etc.

It focuses in several countries, with special interest in three regions: Central America, Subsaharan Africa and Southeast Asia. At the same time, it aims to offer a contribution to the public discussion on development through its general contributions, which include Ocassional Papers, Book Reviews and Country Reports. 

Check the full ranking here.