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And the winner is… A look at the Prospect Think Tank Awards 2014

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.

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National Think Tank Awards: Premio PODER 2014 in Peru celebrates innovation

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.

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Re-thinking funding models: a short survey and an upcoming course

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!

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Think tanks and communication workshop: a learner’s perspective

In this post, Palash Sanyal from the Centre for Policy Development in Bangladesh reflect on the communications workshop organised in Dhaka last month. He was one of the participants, representing CPD's communications team. In this post he identifies key lessons and highlight some insights from the sessions and the discussion.

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#dhakacomms workshop: Day 4

Last week I facilitated a communications workshop for three South Asian think tanks : CPD, IGS and SDPI. We explored a new way of thinking about think tank communications, the various channels and tools available to them, how to organise communications teams, an other issues. This post is the fourth of several describing the workshop and some of the ideas that emerged from it.

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#dhakacomms workshop: Day 3

Last week I facilitated a communications workshop for three South Asian think tanks : CPD, IGS and SDPI. We explored a new way of thinking about think tank communications, the various channels and tools available to them, how to organise communications teams, an other issues. This post is the third of several describing the workshop and some of the ideas that emerged from it.

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#dhakacomms workshop: Day 2

Last week I facilitated a communications workshop for three South Asian think tanks : CPD, IGS and SDPI. We explored a new way of thinking about think tank communications, the various channels and tools available to them, how to organise communications teams, an other issues. This post is the second of several describing the workshop and some of the ideas that emerged from it.

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#dhakacomms workshop: Day 1

Last week I facilitated a communications workshop for three South Asian think tanks : CPD, IGS and SDPI. We explored a new way of thinking about think tank communications, the various channels and tools available to them, how to organise communications teams, an other issues. This post is the first of several describing the workshop and some of the ideas that emerged from it.

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Barriers to collaboration between think tanks: The Budapest Institute

Petra Reszketo has written a short essay on the experience of the Budapest Institute in Hungary on collaborations with other think tanks. In this post she outlines a number of lessons learned from several cases and presents two of them in greater detail.

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Barriers to collaboration: Instituto de Estudios Peruanos

Francesca Uccelli writes about the experience of collaborations of Peruvian think tank IEP. She outlines a number of types of collaboration as well as possible barriers including: language, institutional characteristics and personal profiles.

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