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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.

Posted October 24, 2016

This blog post is the first in a series that will highlight examples of how think tanks are helping to fuel climate action.

Posted October 5, 2016

We can’t expect policymakers to just know what policies are best for a given context – to make better decisions, they need evidence.

Posted September 22, 2016

The launch of the first ever United Nations High-Level Panel for Women’s Economic Empowerment in January 2016 has opened a door for think tanks and other research institutions to share evidence on what helps to grow female entrepreneurship.

Posted July 28, 2016

While the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognises the leading role that young people can play in eradicating poverty and driving development, too many young people still face roadblocks to fulfil this role.

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