IWP among the Most Transparent Think Tanks
IWP has received “5 stars”, meaning that the organization is highly transparent: all donors listed, clearly identifying funding amounts for, and sources of, particular projects. Only three institutions in Ukraine have embraced the gold standard for transparency. In general, only 15 European think tanks from non-EU member states were assessed as highly transparent.
As Transparify notes, being highly transparent these Ukrainian think tanks “bolster their claim to intellectual independence and integrity in a context where intense political rivalry has often raised questions about the credibility of data and policy recommendations”.
All institutions were assessed by two raters who worked independently from each other. They visited think tank websites and searched for financial data following a standard protocol, and then awarded between zero and five stars according to the type and extent of information available on how the think tank was funded. For more detailed information on methodology, please, see the full report.
The rating was conducted between 01 November and 05 December 2015, with the adjudication concluding at the end of January 2016.
This report has been made possible through the support of the Think Tank Fund of the Open Society Foundations.