A weekend reading list courtesy of Think Tank Watch: a news source about think tanks around the world.
Last Wednesday evening was the Oscars of the UK think tank world -- the Prospect Think Tank of the Year Award. Here's some quick analysis of the event and the winners.
Revista PODER and On Think Tanks have launched the Peruvian Think Tank of the Year Award 2014. Peruvian think tanks can apply until 31st August on a number of thematic categories: economic policy, social policy, environment and natural resources, science and innovation, as well as general categories for the best sub-national and national think tanks, and the one to watch.
[Editor's note: This post was written by Sandrine Ebakisse, a knowledge manager by profession. She carried out this analysis with a research grant from the Communications Division of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). In it she reflects on the strategies of two policy research organisations working in Cameroon's forestry sector.
Richard Darlington, Head of News at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) in London and a founding member of the WonkComms global network, writes about the importance of having a network of peers to support new communications efforts. He argues that it is possible for any think tank to produce world-class communication strategies.
Politics & Ideas has launched a surgery to kickstart a new project on funding models for think tanks. They plan to use it to develop a course for think tanks keen to learn more about the effect that the manner in which they fund their work affects them. Please complete the survey!