The ‘2019 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report’ has listed RCSS as the number 1 think tank in Sri Lanka and among the top ten think tanks in South Asia for the second consecutive year.

The Report, compiled by The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, was released on 27th January 2020. The report was based on data collected globally on a total of 8,248 Think Tanks in 2018-2019.

RCSS has been ranked 132nd globally, within top 10 in South Asia and number 1 in Sri Lanka in the category of Top Think Tanks World Wide (U.S. and Non-U.S.). Furthermore, RCSS has been ranked 34th globally and number 01 in South Asia in the category Best Regional Studies Centre.

Category Sri Lanka South Asia Global
Top Think Tanks Worldwide (U.S. And Non-U.S.) 1st 8th 132nd
Best Regional Studies Centre 1st 1st 34th
Top Foreign Policy and International Affairs Think Tanks 1st 3rd 80th
Top Defense and National Security Think Tanks 1st 6th 79th
Best Think Tank Conference 1st 2nd 37th
Best Think Tank Network 1st 2nd 51st
Best Use of Social Media and Networks 1st 3rd 45th


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This achievement could not be attained without all the support RCSS has received from its past and present members of management and the scholars, academics and practitioners who have contributed to our work in many ways.