Politics & Ideas, a new think net focused on the study of the relationship between these two fundamental forces in policymaking has been launched. This is a collaborative initiative open to interested and committed researchers and practitioners in the South
The final post of the Managing Think Tanks series focuses on team leaders. Tips and tools for selection processes are suggested; tasks team leaders are responsible for are listed, and advice is provided for improving team leader effectiveness and productivity.
Foreign funders need proof of their grantees' influence because they do not know enough about their political contexts. If think tank funders were less like risk-adverse tourist and more like local politically engaged citizens they would not demand impact evaluations and complicated indicators of influence. But to avoid this, funding needs to be local.
In this week's Managing Think Tanks chapter, managers would do well to structure their research output in order to maximise effectiveness and staff satisfaction.
Calls for new think tanks in Africa are getting more common. But while some see an opportunity for supporting the formation of several think tanks others favour large national Brookings-style centres. One big one or a few small ones?
In this week's Managing Think Tanks chapter, balance scorecards are discussed in order for think tank leaders to have the best information about their organisations' areas.