MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Institute for Development Studies has been ranked 40th in a survey of the world's think tanks done by the University of Pennsylvania.
PIDS said in a statement it was ranked 40th and 79th on the list of the world's best social policy think tanks, and best development think tanks, respectively.
The 2012 Global Go To Think Tanks Report and Policy Advice of the University of Pennsylvania's Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program ranked 6,603 policy institutes from 182 countries for the latest survey.
"We are pleased with the continued international recognition for our quality of policy research," PIDS President Josef T. Yap said in the statement.
"PIDS continues to be the authority in Philippine economic and social development policy research and is one the most influential, most quoted, and most trusted think tanks in the country and in the region," Yap added.