The Premio PODER to Peru's think tank of the year has received applications and will be announcing a series of winners on 23rd October 2013 at a ceremony in Lima. We asked some of the judges to share their views on the state of research in Peru, the roles of think tanks, and the importance of the award.
Posts by Andrea Moncada
Jessica Espey, Adviser to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, Co-Chair of the High Level Panel on the Post-2-15 Development Agenda, provides advice on how to overcome some of the challenges that southern think tanks face when engaging in international policy debates.
Orazio Bellettini writes about the lessons learned during a Meeting of Latin American think tanks in Rio de Janeiro. He argues that think tanks have played a key role in the region's development and now must look to the future in order to become catalysts for economic, political, and social development.
Jonathan Tanner of WonkComms has blogged about the tension that exists between communicators and researchers and presents a number of insightful ideas about how to resolve them. He calls for important changes in the way in which we think about their roles and their relation with each other.