In the media
From the front page of the New York Times to the Literary Review of Canada, media in more than 30 countries around the globe have covered Transparify’s work. Below a few highlights:
Literary Review of Canada - Wonk Friendly: What to expect from our think tanks:
“...the process of Transparifying is making think tank practices on their finances more open.”
“Three top U.S. human rights groups scored at the bottom among think tanks as to their openness about the sources of their funding, a watchdog group said on Wednesday.”
The Financial Times - British think-tanks ‘less transparent about sources of funding’:
“Since Transparify, funded by George Soros’s Open Society Foundations, released its first rating of almost 170 think-tanks worldwide in 2013, [think tanks] had “begun embracing transparency in ever-increasing numbers”, it said.”
The New York Times - Major Research Groups Are Given Low Marks on Disclosing Donors:
“The survey, conducted by a small nonprofit group called Transparify, has already caused major ripples in the think tank world, even before its official release.”
The Guardian - Frightened by Donald Trump? You don’t know the half of it:
“The organisation Transparify runs an annual survey of thinktanks. This year’s survey reveals that in the UK only four thinktanks – the Adam Smith Institute, Centre for Policy Studies, Institute of Economic Affairs and Policy Exchange – ‘still consider it acceptable to take money from hidden hands behind closed doors’. And these are the ones that are all over the media.”
El Confidential - El 80% de los 'think tanks' más influyentes del mundo no desvela quién los financia
"Los resultados del informe de Transparify, que El Confidencial adelanta hoy en exclusiva, son desoladores: sólo 21 de los 169think tanks analizados facilitan públicamente toda la información necesaria para saber quién los financia."
Check, too, our blog for more detail and contributions from think tanks around the world.