About the directory

The Open Think Tank Directory captures information about more than 2700 think tanks from around the globe. We have not just captured names and websites – our directory includes a wide range of information about the think tanks, including the topics they focus on, how to contact them, and more. This allows for a range of comparisons, which you’ll see throughout the site and as part of our data visualisations of the data set.

We are dedicated to creating an open directory. That means that the whole directory is downloadable and available under a Creative Commons license. See our Terms and Conditions for more information.


The On Think Tanks Open Think Tank Directory is proudly supported by:


This directory is the result of a lot of work from a number of contributors working in different capacities.

Project coordinator:

  • Andrea Baertl, On Think Tanks

Project development:

  • Jeff Knezovich , (formerly at On Think Tanks) – data structure, initial data scraping and management of data collection, website development


  • Enrique Mendizabal, On Think Tanks
  • Stephen Yeo, On Think Tanks
  • Goran Buldioski, Open Society Foundations

Data collectors:

  • Andrea Baertl
  • Anna Emerson
  • Beka Kira
  • Jeff Knezovich
  • Cristina Pachon
  • Claudia Peschiera
  • Deeksha Rao
  • Wilson Sagástegui
  • Gail Wilson
  • Sarah Wilson