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Region % of think tanks with basic data complete
Asia 100%
Europe 100%
Latin America and the Caribbean 100%
North Africa 100%
Northern America 100%
Oceania 100%
Sub- Saharan Africa 100%
Age
Region Average think tank age
Asia 30
Europe 30
Latin America and the Caribbean 28
North Africa 16
Northern America 37
Oceania 23
Sub- Saharan Africa 21
Budget
Region Average budget (USD per year)
Europe 11,518,061
North Africa 0
Northern America 16,735,091
Oceania 340,631
Sub- Saharan Africa 131,250
Asia 168,965,205
Latin America and the Caribbean 4,168,730
Business model
Region Business Charity For profit Foundation-affiliated institute Government Non-profit Other University institute/center University-affiliated institute
Asia 7% 21% 55% 4% 14%
Europe 4% 4% 67% 3% 12%
Latin America and the Caribbean 2% 5% 71% 3% 21%
North Africa 17% 83% 33%
Northern America 1% 1% 98% 1% 9%
Oceania 100% 100% 200% 300%
Sub- Saharan Africa 26% 11% 63% 4% 11%
Affiliation
Region Foundation Government Independent Industry-Private sector International Organism Network Other Political party Political party/figure University
Asia 26% 64% 1% 1% 1% 1% 3% 20%
Europe 1% 5% 60% 1% 2% 2% 2% 4% 12%
Latin America and the Caribbean 0% 5% 70% 0% 1% 3% 3% 1% 18%
North Africa 33% 100%
Northern America 0% 1% 84% 0% 1% 23%
Oceania 100% 100% 500%
Sub- Saharan Africa 13% 88% 1% 6% 3% 6%
Leaders and staff
Region Average staff size Average percentage of female staff Percentage of female leaders
Asia 535 14% 13%
Europe 52 23% 20%
Latin America and the Caribbean 39 29% 31%
North Africa 24 10% 8%
Northern America 49 27% 21%
Oceania 22 22% 15%
Sub- Saharan Africa 16 25% 25%
Gender of founder(s)
Region Female Male Male & Female
Asia 17% 72% 12%
Europe 13% 78% 9%
Latin America and the Caribbean 22% 59% 18%
North Africa 17% 67% 17%
Northern America 13% 77% 9%
Oceania 0% 100% 0%
Sub- Saharan Africa 24% 59% 17%
Publications
Region Average publication number Average publication per staff
Asia 321 0
Europe 125 2
Latin America and the Caribbean 212 3
North Africa 100 1
Northern America 99 2
Oceania 285 13
Sub- Saharan Africa 17 1
Social media
Region Average Facebook likes Average Twitter followers Average YouTube subscribers Average LinkedIn followers Average Instagram followers Average Vimeo subscribers
Asia 10,185 17,496 16,413 8,677 3,994 26
Europe 12,932 11,168 3,463 6,326 3,393 77
Latin America and the Caribbean 13,865 26,087 1,495 21,005 12,926
North Africa 3,533 15,024 632 3,386 909
Northern America 29,019 60,864 8,333 7,221 11,326 33
Oceania 7,730 160,564 7,090
Sub- Saharan Africa 5,985 9,659 296 1,757 14,531