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ICPS in the Global Go To Think Tank Index
ICPS was included to the World Index ranking think tanks on the results of 2016. According to preliminary ranking in the category of leading think tanks in Central and Eastern Europe - we took 33th place, adding seven positions for two years. The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania conducts research on the role policy institutes play in governments and civil societies around the world. Often referred to as the “think tanks’ think tank,” TTCSP examines the evolving role and character of public policy research organizations. The 2016 edition of the Global Go To Think Tank Index Report marks the 10th anniverary of the report. Highlights of think tanks in the world: There are 1931 think tanks in North America (Mexico, Canada and US) of which 1835 are in the United States There are 1770 think tanks in Europe Close to 55 percent of all think tanks are in North America and Europe 90.5 percent of think tanks were created since 1951 The number of think tanks in the US has more than doubled since 1980 31 percent of think tanks were created between 1981 to 1990 The End of Post WWII consensus & Challenge to the Welfare State contributed to the growth of think tanks on the left and the right of the political spectrum Most of the think tanks that have come into existence in the United States since the 1970s are specialized for a particular regional or functional area About one quarter of U.S. think tanks (approximately 400 institutions) are located in Washington, DC More than half the think tanks are university affiliated The rate of establishment of think tanks has declined over the last 12 years in the United States and Europe Top Think Tanks in Central and Eastern Europe:
Yevgeniy Yaroshenko commented weekly political outcomes
ICPS expert Yevgeniy Yaroshenko commented hijack of the Libyan Airways A320 plane, assassination of Russia’s ambassador in Ankara, terrorist attack in Berlin, inauguration of the President of Moldova and other weekly events on the Holos Stolytsi radio.
Which is the likeliest model of conflict resolution in Donbas with regard to economic realities? Comment by Vasyl Povoroznyk
ICPS senior economist Vasyl Povoroznyk discussed economic costs of Donbas conflict settlement on Hromadske Radio. https://hromadskeradio.org/programs/kyiv-donbas/4-modeli-vyrishennya-problemy-donbasu-yaka-pidhodyt-ukrayini Vasyl Povoroznyk explained: ‘Our goal was to analyze international experience in conflict resolution. We focused on ended conflicts and introduced four models of conflict resolution which are the likeliest with regard to statements by political forces and political logic. The Croatian model provides for advancing on the uncontrolled Donbas and retaking the territory militarily. The Pakistani model is based on cutting off the disloyal territory. To the contrary, the Bosnian model means federalization. Finally, the German model is the most appealing model of conflict resolution which provides for freezing the conflict with the possibility of peaceful integration in the future. The parallels are conditional given that the conflict in Donbas has unique features. We tried to make an economic analyze of each model. The Croatian model will be the most expensive given significant destructions. If a military operation is successful, Ukraine will have to restore both controlled and uncontrolled territories.
ICPS - in TOP 3 most renowned think-tanks in Ukraine
International Centre for Policy Studies (ICPS) is one of the three most prestigious and major independent think tanks (ITT) in Ukraine. This revealed the survey conducted by the International Renaissance Fund "Vidrodzhennia" among the representatives of local authorities, national and regional media, as well as members of the public and the expert environment. The survey in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden in Ukraine and the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation (IKDIF) was aimed at identifying how effective cooperation is between the authorities and the media to think tanks, what are the obstacles and what is the determining criterion of success of a particular analytical companies. The study had been lasting for two weeks at the end of 2015 and altogether 158 people responded a questionnaire. The study revealed the following interesting factor – 95% of respondents declared the need for cooperation of government bodies with ITTs, but only 27% used to read analytical materials, and only 7% in some or another way currently involve analysts in their activity. Respondents considered the main problem to be the lack of direct dialogue on many issues of reforms implementation between ITTs and middle officials of ministries and departments, which are, in fact, mediators of changes in the governance process preparing draft laws or other normative documents. ICPS, in turn, works daily to widely disseminate findings of various analytical works among all potential stakeholders, build an effective dialogue with the government and the public by the media and present-day digital means of communication, that has been reflected as a high position in the above ranking.
O.Zholud "To write off 20% of Ukrainian debt instead of expected 40% is a small win"
A 20% write-off of Ukrainian public debt is a small win, ICPS economic expert Oleksandr Zholud says. Ukrainian government expected that Ukraine's creditors would write off as much as 40% of its pending debt. However, foreign creditors decided differently.