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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?

Posted February 6, 2017

This post by Peter Taylor, Associate Director for Think Tank Initiatives at Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), describes a number of efforts currently underway to highlight how policy research institutions can make a real difference through contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Posted January 24, 2017

In this blog, Sue Szabo of IDRC considers the importance of understanding different contexts in which global development agendas play out.

Posted November 30, 2016

This is the final post in a series on think tanks and climate change edited by Nikki Lulham and Erika Malich.

Posted November 24, 2016

This is the fourth post in a series on think tanks and climate change edited by Nikki Lulham and Erika Malich.

Posted November 15, 2016

Strengthening health systems – the dynamic network of people and organizations that work to improve the health of a given population – is a key step for making effective progress towards these and other health targets, and policy research institutions (also known as think tanks) can help.

Posted November 8, 2016

This is the third post in a blog series on think tanks and climate change.

Posted October 31, 2016

This is the second post in a blog series on think tanks and climate change, edited by Nikki Lulham and Erika Malich.

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