The Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) was ranked 14 in the list of Top Think Tanks in Asia. This ranking was released in the Global Go-To Think Tanks Report on 18 January 2012, an annual report developed by the University of Pennsylvania''s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program.
The report also ranks think-tanks by subject areas and SIIA featured in three – for science and technology, transparency and good governance, and impact on public policy. It is the first time a Singapore think-tank has got on these lists. Said its chairman Simon Tay: “We are humbled but happy. As the smallest think-tank in Singapore, we are forced to be enterprising. I would also credit our success to Singapore’s reputation as a thoughtful, rational place.”