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Posts by Andrea Ordónez

Lessons from Peer Reviewing among Think Tanks

This is the final post in the series edited by Andrea Ordoñez on a Peer Review System for the Think Tank Initiative in Latin America. The post outlines key conclusions and recommendations for future efforts as well as implications for initiatives beyond think tank peer reviews.

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Perspectives on the Peer Review Pilot

This blog is part of the series on peer review for think tanks. It has been edited by Andrea Ordóñez and in it she discusses the key points of the evaluation process whereby authors and reviewers assessed the pilot peer review system.

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(Re)Creating a culture of peer review

Patricia Ames, Research Director at the Institute of Peruvian Studies has written about recreating a culture of peer reviews in a think tank. Her post is part of a series edited by Andrea Ordoñez, about a new peer review mechanism for think tanks that the Think Tank initiative has piloted recently. Patricia considers the different reactions to peer review demands that researchers often express.

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Peer review and training of young researchers

This blog is part of the series on peer review for think tanks. It was written by Horacio Vera, a young researcher at INESAD, who had his paper peer reviewed in the process. He reflects on how the process supported his research capacity. It has been edited by Andrea Ordoñez.

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Is Research from Think Tanks Really Different?

Andrea Ordoñez has edited a series about a new peer review mechanism for think tanks that the Think Tank initiative has piloted recently. She has produced a series of posts that explore the approach, consider possible lessons learned, and outlines recommendations for future efforts. In this post, Andrea outlines the key findings from a survey they conducted to inform the pilot. She finds that think tanks are more traditional than one would have expected.

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What are peer review systems?

Andrea Ordoñez writes about a new peer review mechanism for think tanks that the Think Tank initiative has piloted recently. She has produced a series of posts that explore the approach, consider possible lessons learned, and outlines recommendations for future efforts. In this post, Andrea discusses peer review systems and the particular challenges faced in the implementation of the Think Tank Initiative's Peer Review System.

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The donor perspective: why support a peer review system?

This post was written by Antonio Romero, Program Officer for Latin America in the Think Tank Initiative. It is part of the series devoted to discussing peer review processes for think tanks. It has been edited by Andrea Ordoñez as part of the Guest Editor initiative launched by On Think Tanks last year.

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Peer review: experimenting with think tanks

Andrea Ordoñez writes about a new peer review mechanism for think tanks that the Think Tank initiative has piloted recently. She has produced a series of posts that explore the approach, consider possible lessons learned, and outlines recommendations for future efforts. In this post, she introduces the series.

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Five challenges think tanks face to influence international policy

Knowledge prepared by international organizations or think tanks based in the north, tends to dominate the international debate. What are some of the challenges southern think tanks face when trying to participate in it? Andrea Ordóñez provides examples.

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The Post-2015 debate: relevant trends for think tanks

The High Level Panel's report on the post-2015 development agenda sets out clear trends that think tanks should be aware of both now and in the long term, like inequality; early education; youth; cities, and new partnerships. Other interesting concepts that arise from the Report are policy-peer review, and multi-stakeholder thematic partnership. This is the first post in a series that focuses on inserting knowledge and research from Southern think tanks into the international agenda.

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