Posted June 1, 2016

The "first 1000 days" of life are critical for a child's future: and the same is true of global agreements such as the Sustainable Development Goals.

Posted May 17, 2016

The challenges and rewards of researching think tanks

Posted May 3, 2016

The second conference of the Iniciativa Latinoamericana de Investigación para las Políticas Públicas (ILAIPP) – in English, the Latin American Initiative for Public Policy - just wrapped up here in Lima and it was, by all accounts, a successful event.

Posted April 19, 2016

TTI’s John A. Okidi blogs about think tanks in Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Kenya working to popularize the SDGs and to help integrate them into national development frameworks.

Posted April 6, 2016

Improving maternal and child health in West Africa – the importance of knowledge translation

Posted March 10, 2016

‘Partnership’ is a buzzword in international aid and development. But, arguably, it’s often overused and tokenistic. So how can we create real partnerships that lead to better development outcomes?

Posted March 7, 2016

International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the achievements of women - socially, economically, culturally, and politically – and to reflect on the progress that has been made towards reaching global gender equality. And there’s a great deal to say about the work that’s being done on gender by think tanks, as well as the women involved, in the global South.

Posted February 23, 2016

In the seventh post in this series, Peter Taylor shares insights and lessons from his role as coordinator of the OCB Action Research project.

Posted February 16, 2016

In the sixth post in this series, Dr. Michael Ofori-Mensah of IEA-Ghana describes his institution’s focus on strengthening research quality for the OCB project. He outlines the processes undertaken throughout the life of this action research project, including the introduction of a peer review system, and the significant results his think tank experienced.

Posted February 9, 2016

In the fifth post in this series, Antonia Mutoro (previously of the IPAR-Rwanda) writes about the power of a mentoring approach as the institution’s most important lesson during the OCB process. She highlights the importance of recruiting the right mentors, engaging in M&E, and creating an exit strategy for the mentor and mentee.