Overton for think tanks, NGOs and IGOs

See where your organisation is influencing policy worldwide

Overton collects millions of policy documents and links them to the research, people and other policy documents that they quote or reference. You can quickly see where your work may be influencing or changing practice in the real world.

See where your research is being used by governments and policymakers 

Report on your policy impact to stakeholders

Get alerted to the latest mentions of your organisation in policy

Monitor emerging policy debates that you could help to shape

Make sure your work is citing a wide range of reputable sources

Discover policy documents from around the world and manage them in one place

Why Overton? 

We’re the world’s largest searchable policy document database, typically returning 3x more data than similar products.

We track everything from government white papers to think tank policy reports to parliamentary and congressional transcripts, and we track policy sources across the world. 

We automatically find the links to other policy documents, authors and scholarly research and show you where in the document your organisation is cited.

For think tanks, NGOs and IGOs looking to understand their reach with key policymakers and shape the conversation, Overton gives you unparalleled insight into your role in the policymaking landscape.

What do you get?

  • Access to over 9.3M full text policy documents and guidelines from 32,000 organisations in 188 countries
  • Our powerful web interface which allows you to search full text documents by keyword, organisation and title to get an overview of your organisation’s policy activity, and shows you the citation journey to other documents
  • Friendly, responsive support from a team who are passionate about evidence-informed policy and the researchers driving it
  • Summary reports, Powerpoint slides and email alerts to stay on top of and quickly report on new policy that references your work
  • CSV exports, RSS feeds and API access to quickly bring the data into your own systems
  • The ability to request new sources of data to be tracked: we commit to quickly add up to 7 sources within 7 days for you each year
  • Team or site licence subscriptions available

Our clients include

Plus several leading think tanks, charities and intergovernmental organisations across Asia Pacific, North America and Europe

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