The Institute for Public Policy is a Bishkek-based independent organization that was founded in April 2005. It aims at promoting formation of a practice of public policy and development of mechanisms of constructive interaction between state institutions, civil society, mass media and businesses.
In 2009, the Institute for Public Policy entered the top 30 think tanks in Central and Eastern Europe.
The UN headquarters published a rating of world think tanks, which was prepared under the guidance of the "Think tanks and civil society" Program Director , University of Pennsylvania, James McGann.
According to the rating in 2009, the Institute for Public Policy was among the top 30 think tanks in Central and Eastern Europe.
The Think Tank Index is a global rating of think tank centers, involved in the study of public policy, economy, social issues, safety and ecology. It was based on the survey of several thousand scientists and experts, assessing the performance of think tanks. According to the authors of the research, in 169 countries in 2009 there were 6,305 think tank centers.
According to this rating, there are more than 600 think tanks in Central and Eastern European Region (this includes most of the post-Soviet states and Russia). The first three places in the ranking of the best think tanks in the region belong to the Moscow Carnegie Center (Russia), the Open Society Institute (Hungary) and the Hayek Foundation (Slovakia).
The most authoritative research center, according to the experts, is the Washington-based Brookings Institution, based in the U.S. in 1916, specializing in social sciences, foreign policy and world economy.