In this post, part of a series based on interviews and visits in Kenya, I share two possible ways for international funders to support the emergence of new thinktankers and think tanks in developing countries.
Posts by Enrique Mendizabal
This is the first of a series of posts on think tanks in Africa -and Kenya in particular. It looks at some trends that may help to understand the future that think tanks face: is the space for debate opening or shrinking? is authority being challenged? are there new players to look out for?
And the winner is... the think tank community in Britain; and the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Prospect Magazine awarded its famous prize last week. Find out who won and why.
International Workshop for Managers of Research Organizations in the Western Balkans and the EU: 19 October 2015
Center for Social Research Analitika, in cooperation with the Regional Research Promotion Program in the Western Balkans (RRPP) and the Think Tank Fund of the Open Society Foundations, will jointly organize “International Workshop for Managers of Research Organizations in the Western Balkans” in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 19 October.
In this eighth post in our series on Women in Think Tanks Josephine Tsui, of the Overseas Development Institute, analyses the gender distribution of staff in top think tanks and universities in the UK in an attempt to determine if there is systemic gender bias in knowledge production. The posts presents data on development and economics policy areas calling attention to gender imbalances between think tanks and universities and policy research areas and highlights gaps in available data on women's representation.
ILAIPP, a network of Latin American think tanks, is looking for a new Executive Secretary to lead the implementation of its strategy. Candidates should apply before July 7th.
Networks can be a lot of hard work but may also offer great opportunities for learning that can outweigh the costs. By incorporating a bit of gamification think tank networks can work together to test small changes to their tactics and strategies and learn together.