Cai Fang: to further play the role of think tanks in improving the countrys soft power

 Cai Fang: to further play the role of think tanks in improving the countrys soft power

The forum released the global think tank Evaluation Research Report (2019), which is the academic achievement of the global think tank evaluation research once again after the first global think tank evaluation report issued by China Academy of Social Sciences evaluation in 2015.

Based on the AMI evaluation index system and detailed information, the think tank evaluation project team of the evaluation Institute conducted in-depth research on think tanks in major countries and regions around the world, systematically reviewed the international experience of think tank construction, and wrote 11 research reports on think tank evaluation.

The project team made innovations in theoretical analysis, research methods, case selection and other aspects, and actively explored the field of think tank evaluation research. The research report has four outstanding features.

First, the evaluation results are not presented in the form of ranking of think tanks, but through case studies to show the development rules of think tanks and share the experience of think tank construction.

Second, the case selection of think tanks is representative. The project team selected 5 global and 6 regional think-tank to conduct an evaluation study. These 11 countries and regions include big think-tank countries such as China, the United States and Japan. They also include hot spots such as Africa and Latin America. They also include one belt and one road cooperation countries in Central Asia and Southeast Asia. This regional division and selection better reflect think-tank in different regions and different policy environments. Development characteristics.

Third, based on the theory of global think tank comprehensive evaluation of AMI index system, each think tank sub report makes a systematic analysis on the attraction, management and influence of case think tanks, observes the development of think tanks, summarizes the experience of think tank construction, and demonstrates the AMI index system through the case study of think tanks, achieving the promotion of global think tank evaluation research in this round Cheng Zhong tested and revised the global think tank comprehensive evaluation AMI index system in multiple rounds.

Fourth, the authors of each think tank sub report have long-term research accumulation in relevant fields of their research target countries and regions, or have many years of study and work experience in the local area, have regular exchanges with think tanks in the country or region, and are familiar with the economic system, development level and human environment of the location of case think tanks, which is helpful to make a comparison on the development of local think tanks in light of specific context In order to evaluate objectively and improve the reliability of the research.

Cai Fang pointed out that, in the face of the new development situation, we should strengthen the building of new think-tank with Chinese characteristics under the guidance of Xi Jinpings new socialist ideology with Chinese characteristics, enhance international academic exchanges, enhance the level of scientific decision-making, and provide intellectual support for the party and the government in accordance with the law, democracy and scientific decision-making. This is to uphold and improve the socialist system with Chinese characteristics and promote national governance. It is necessary to modernize the system and management ability.

The think tank evaluation work carried out by the China Academy of Social Sciences evaluation and Research on the basis of the global think tank comprehensive evaluation AMI index system independently researched and created helps to explore the general laws of think tank development in theory, summarize the successful experience of think tank construction in practice, and make positive contributions to accelerating the construction of new think tanks in China.

Jiang peimao, director of the National Office of philosophy and Social Sciences, pointed out that the construction of national high-end think tanks is a demonstration project of a new type of think tank with Chinese characteristics. Over the past three years, remarkable achievements have been made in decision-making research, public opinion guidance, public diplomacy and other aspects, as well as important cognitive, practical and institutional achievements in how to build a new type of think tank with Chinese characteristics.

Think tank evaluation is an important fulcrum to stimulate the vitality of think tanks and the creativity of researchers. A scientific and standardized think tank evaluation system is of great significance for improving the internal construction of think tanks, improving the research quality of think tanks, standardizing the order of think tank competition, grasping the overall situation of think tank development and guiding the development direction of think tanks in general.

To better play the role of think tank evaluation, we need to carefully summarize the practice of Chinese think tank construction, deepen the research on China standards of think tank evaluation, and gradually form a China plan for think tank evaluation. We need to further improve the level of specialization in think tank evaluation, and focus on core areas such as decision-making contribution, research quality and institutional mechanism innovation to produce objective and authoritative think tank evaluation products.

More than 200 think tank experts and scholars from the Propaganda Department of the CPC Central Committee, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the Central Party School (National Administration College), the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the National Defense University, professional think tanks affiliated to ministries and commissions, provincial and municipal local social science academies and the School of administration of the Party school, think tanks of colleges and universities, enterprise think tanks, and social think tanks attended the forum. As one of the representatives of think tanks, the 21st Century Economic Research Institute also participated in the forum Meeting.