The Center for Global Development published its Report: Measuring Think Tank Performance Report: Updated with 2014 Data in March 2015.
According to the Report the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung ranked as fifth important development think tank amongst US and international think tanks in traditional and new media. The rankings aim to provide a transparent and objective method of assessing the influence of select think tanks. Thus, the rankings are best understood as an indicator of public profile. The strength of a think tank’s public profile is likely to be a good marker of its influence and potential for impact.