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Posted October 19, 2017

In this blog I reflect on a few possible methods to engage citizens during the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Posted September 21, 2017

Mountains in Nepal
Bringing the perspectives of citizens, including the most marginalized, into health policy processes remains a challenge.

Posted August 22, 2017

Is it possible to calculate the return of investment on a research policy project?

Posted August 10, 2017

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) consider agriculture to be among the most viable potential source of employment for young people.

Posted July 27, 2017

Child reading at sunset
Change can be both positive and negative and according to Duncan Green it is also a thing in itself.

Posted July 24, 2017

Collaboration between think tanks and universities can lead to stronger outputs, enhanced credibility, and better decision-making.

Posted July 13, 2017

Globally, both universities and think tanks provide policymakers, civil society organizations, the media, and other actors with the evidence they need.

Posted June 16, 2017

Think tanks in Africa are finding it harder than ever to secure long term and flexible forms of core funding.

Posted June 6, 2017

A common problem in the research to policy nexus is that research often “stays on the shelves” and does not have an impact outside of academia.

Posted March 23, 2017

Sunset in Pakistan
The best think tanks around the world provide timely, independent research that informs policy decisions and improves lives. Yet many of these organizations struggle to explain how they measure the impact of their work.

Posted March 8, 2017

Local men look on
Could public funding be combined with corporate funding in India in a manner similar to the TTI, suitably adapted to national institutional and political context, such that deserving think tanks could be supported in an effort to nation-building?