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31 January 2018,

Gateway House Moves up in Global Think Tank Rankings for Non-U.S. Think Tanks

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Mumbai, 31 January, 2018: Gateway House, a foreign policy think tank in Mumbai, has moved up five spots in a global ranking of non-U.S. think tanks, the Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, released yesterday. Consistent with last year’s rankings, Gateway House has also retained its 26th rank among think tanks in the China, India, Japan, and Republic of Korea region.

The report, compiled by the Think Tank and Civil Societies Program of the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, is the largest, most comprehensive database of think tanks, comprising over 6,500 institutions in 179 countries. Its objective is to gain a better understanding of the role that think tanks play in governments and civil societies.

In addition to moving up to 126th in the ranking for non-U.S. based think tanks, Gateway House was also featured in the following categories:

  • Top Foreign Policy and International Affairs Think Tanks (rank: 111)
  • Best Use of Social Media and Networks (rank: 36)
  • Think Tanks to Watch in 2018 (rank: 46)
  • Think Tanks with the Best External Relations/Public Engagement Program (rank: 54)
  • Think Tanks with the Best Use of the Internet (rank: 50)
  • Best Use of the Media (Print or Electronic) (rank: 52)
  • Best Independent Think Tanks (rank: 85)

Manjeet Kripalani, Executive Director of Gateway House, said at the launch of the report: “As economics takes centre stage as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s energetic bilateral and multilateral engagement, Gateway House is delighted to be recognised globally as a prominent think tank home-grown in Mumbai—the commercial and financial capital of India.”


On March 12-13, 2018, Gateway House will host the third edition of the Gateway of India Geoeconomic Dialogue: Where Geopolitics Meets Business, Mumbai’s premier conference on foreign policy. This year, the conference themes will focus on defining India’s global economic engagement, with emphasis on financialization, technology & legislation, China’s economic prowess, and trade in services. It will be preceded by the G20’s official sub-forum for think tanks, the Think20 meeting. Both events are expected to have ministerial level participation from international government, as well as corporate representation from the business community in India’s financial capital. More information on the Dialogue can be found here.

For interview requests with Manjeet Kripalani, please contact Utsav Gandhi at or +91 22 2202 3371

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