The Think Tank Hub in Geneva is an initiative by the Swiss foreign policy think tank foraus and the Swiss Government to provide free office and meeting space for think tanks from developing countries. It can go a long way towards helping to level the playing field of international global policy influence.
Posts by Enrique Mendizabal
Shebo Nalishebo, at ZIPAR in Zambia, talks about how a research project achieved policy influence and draws out some potential lessons for think tankers around the world.
How should think tanks influence policy? In a manner that strengthens other institutions and does not weaken them.
Are think tanks undermining democracy? In this post Dr Glenn Savage, Senior Lecturer in Education Policy, University of Melbourne, argues that they can. This is a reminder that achieving influence is not, and should not, be an end in itself.
This session explores an approach to study think-tanks that relies on quantitative methods –namely survey analysis– to understand these organisations in a manner that may allow for generalisations.