Home Siia in the News
SIIA ranked best South-east Asian think tank in global survey

Updated On: Jan 25, 2013


24 Jan 2013, SINGAPORE – Singapore’s oldest think tank, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), has been ranked the top South-east Asian think tank in a global survey by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, International Relations Program of the University of Pennsylvania. The university released the 2012 Global Go To Think Tank Rankings this week at the United Nations University and the World Bank in Washington D.C.

The ranking, which is into its sixth year, is the culmination of an eight-month process with some 6,603 think tanks from 182 countries being invited to participate. The rankings’ primary objective is to recognise some of the world’s leading public policy think tanks and highlight the notable contributions of these institutions to governments and civil societies worldwide. Over the course of six years, the rankings have become the authoritative source for top public policy institutions around the world.

SIIA Chairman, Associate Professor Simon Tay, was heartened and honoured by the latest strong performance by the institute. “As a small and independent think tank, we work hard to leverage on our strong regional networks and relationships with key stakeholders both at home and abroad,” he said. “Our aim is not only to have an impact on the shaping of policy, but to also help Singaporeans develop into true global citizens with a broad perspective on key regional and international issues.”

The SIIA, which is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, is a non-profit, non-government think tank which focuses on a broad range of subjects and programmes, including regionalism, geo-politics and economic development, as well as the environment and resources. The institute had previously been ranked third in Singapore in 2011.

Over 57,000 nominations from over 1,100 think tanks and individuals were received and subsequently ranked in this year’s rankings across 36 categories by a panel of more than 1,950 experts and peer institutions from around the world. The SIIA was listed in 13 of the 36 different rankings.

In a list of top 100 think tanks worldwide, excluding the US, the SIIA was the top-ranked institution from South-east Asia, and first from Singapore. It was also the only Singaporean think tank to be ranked in classifications of top think tanks in the fields of International Development, Domestic Economic Policy, Science and Technology, and Transparency and Good Governance. The SIIA was also the only think tank from South-east Asia to be ranked among the top 40 think tanks with the Best Use of the Internet or Social Media.

SIIA Executive Director Nicholas Fang said that the institute would continue to develop its work in key areas such as the progress towards an ASEAN Economic Community in 2015, human rights development in the region, and also concerns over environmental sustainability. “As we approach Singapore’s 50th birthday in 2015, we are also launching a two-year programme this year entitled ‘Future 50’ where we will examine critical issues that will be pertinent to Singapore, the region and the world in the next five decades,” he said. “This programme will be officially launched this year, and will culminate in a report to be released in 2015 to coincide with our 50th National Day.”

The full 2012 Global Go To Think Tanks Report and Policy Advice can be found at: http://www.gotothinktank.com/2012-global-goto-tank-index-report/ 

For more information and interview requests, please contact:


Benjamin Tan


Media, Marketing and Events

Singapore Institute of International Affairs | 60A Orchard Road #04-03 Tower 1 The Atrium @Orchard, International Involvement Hub, Singapore 238890 | Tel: (65) 6734 9600 | Fax: (65) 6733 6217 | HP: (65) 9770 4718 | Email:  benjamin.tan@siiaonline.org


abortion pill online

medical abortion pill online http://sagesoftware.co.in/Default.aspx abortion pill buy online

cytotec abortion pill buy online

online purchase abortion pill where to buy abortion pills online where to buy abortion pills online

buy abortion pills online

medical abortion pill online cytotec abortion cytotec abortion

generic viagra sale

female viagra where to buy viagra online viagra alternative

non prescription kamagra

natural kamagra alternatives http://www.cengage.co.in/content/terms-of-use natural kamagra

discount kamagra jelly

kamagra jelly prescription buy free kamagra jelly sample kamagra jelly online uk

cheap amoxicillin tablets

amoxil dosage amoxicillin how to use amoxil

cheap thyroxine tablets

get discount thyroxine online synthroid thyroxine prescription

laxative online uk

order laxative online http://www.cengage.co.in/content/library-reference bisacodyl online shop in uk

buy principen online a href

fedex generic ampicillin ampicillin ampicillin without prescription

where can i get the abortion pill online

buy abortion pill http://www3.umu.se/kultmed/kurswebb/default.aspx?id=1 abortion pills

clarithromycin buy

buy biaxin without prescription buy discount biaxin buy clarithromycin uk

buy cipro online a href

free ciprofloxacin sample ciprofloxacin how to use cipro

buy cleocin

buy cleocin online clindamycin dosage generic clindamycin

dexamethasone dosage

get dexone dexamethasone buy dexone online

order duricef

Cefadroxil online buy duricef online buy duricef in great britain

cefpodoxime without prescription

where to buy vantin online cefpodoxime generic cefpodoxime

natural cefuroxime alternatives

order ceftin female herbal ceftin cheap cefuroxime

on line abortion pill

order abortion pill abortion pill where can you buy the abortion pill

buy keflex in great britain

get keflex cephalexin generic keflex

get chloromycetin avoid prescription

buy cheap chloromycetin chloramphenicol buy chloramphenicol online safe

abortion pills online

abortion pill online http://www.fareastjournals.com/journal_detail.aspx?jid=18 buy abortion pills online

how does augmentin work

mail order augmentin http://www.fareastjournals.com/journal_detail.aspx?jid=22 purchase clavulanate online

cytotec abortion

where to buy abortion pills online order abortion pill cytotec abortion


where to buy abortion pill

where can i buy abortion pills abortion pill order abortion pill

online purchase abortion pill

buy abortion pills online abortion pill buy abortion pills online

abortion pills online

buy the abortion pill online http://www.cengage.co.in/content/about-us where can you buy the abortion pill

get viagra

buy viagra online without prescription free viagra sample free viagra

buy kamagra online inurl:nc

kamagra online shop in uk natural kamagra alternatives female herbal kamagra

kamagra jelly uk

generic kamagra jelly erectile dysfunction kamagra jelly women does kamagra jelly work

buy amoxil online a href

get amoxicillin avoid prescription amoxicillin buy cheap amoxil

women does synthroid work

thyroxine for sale synthroid female herbal synthroid

women does bisacodyl work

bisacodyl online uk buy cheap laxative online uk generic laxative

principen online shop in uk

generic principen buy principen online a href get principen

where can i buy abortion pills

abortion pill online purchase buy the abortion pill online abortion pills

order clarithromycin

buying biaxin clarithromycin buy biaxin 500mg

how does ciprofloxacin work

alternative to ciprofloxacin http://www.geospatialworld.net/Event/View.aspx?EID=37 ciprofloxacin for sale

where to buy cleocin online

how to use cleocin generic cleocin sale buy clindamycin online safe

get dexone avoid prescription

buy dexamethasone online a href buy cheap dexamethasone purchase dexone online

generic duricef online

mail order duricef alternative to Cefadroxil female herbal duricef

natural vantin

cefpodoxime online shop in uk fedex generic vantin buy vantin online

buy cefuroxime on the internet

buy cheap cefuroxime online uk mail order ceftin cheap ceftin

pill for abortion online

buy abortion pills online http://ateneobergamo.it/schedaNews.aspx?id=216 where can you buy the abortion pill

order cephalexin online

keflex dosage cephalexin where to buy keflex online

buy chloramphenicol

photos chloramphenicol http://www.fareastjournals.com/conf_detail.aspx?conf_id=6 cheap chloramphenicol

ordering abortion pills to be shipped to house

order abortion pill order abortion pill buy abortion pill

get augmentin

order augmentin augmentin augmentin without prescription

cytotec abortion

abortion pill buy online http://blog.liveandsmiledental.com/page/where-can-you-get-a-abortion-pill.aspx cytotec abortion pill buy online