Provides access to articles on public policy research and analysis from think tanks, university research programs, research organizations and publishers. Covers a wide range of topics from international trade to health care reform, from telecommunications regulation to terrorism.
This organization makes conference papers searchable and provides full text access to many of them. SSRN collects conference papers, journal article pre-prints and working papers in the social sciences. This is a good place to find very recent material.
Selected Research Institutes and International Organizations
James McGann at the University of Pennsylvania ranks public policy organizations each year. The report organizes ranking by the world and by region in addition to a ranking by area of research (see pages 63-64 for top international development think tanks worldwide).