Thursday 21 June 2012

A very interesting new website has been buzzing through the blogosphere this morning:

They rate British think tanks and policy research organisations according to how transparent they are with respect to funding.

Their results are (with A being the most transparent and E the least):
A – Compass, IPPR, NEF, Progress, Resolution Foundation, Social Market Foundation
B – Demos, Fabian Society, Policy Network, Reform
C – Centre Forum, Civitas, Smith Institute
D – Centre for Policy Studies, Centre for Social Justice, Institute of Economic Affairs, Policy Exchange
E – Adam Smith Institute, ResPublica, TaxPayers’ Alliance
This shows an extremely strong correlation between left and right, perhaps unsurprisingly!  It'll be interesting to see how those rated badly react to their position (if they don't just ignore it).