On this week's Managing Think Tanks post, communication is key. The fifth chapter provides guidelines on how to formulate a communications plan, tips on making it work, and looks at think tank practices from the former Soviet Bloc and sub-Saharan Africa.
Posts tagged ‘communication’
Ileana Avalos interviews Jorge Vargas Cullell, Adjunct Director of the State of the Nation Program (Programa Estado de la Nacion), which is an information platform on development for the Costa Rican population. He discusses the role that this program plays among political actors in Costa Rica.
James Georgalakis, from the Institute for Development Studies, argues that institutional websites can demonstrate credibility and allow users to explore the organisation's products and services, but must always be clear and geared towards the users' needs.
The onthinktanks interview: Julia Day and Adrian Ely, Impact, Communication and Engagement Managers at the STEPS Centre
Julia Day and Adrian Ely pull back the curtain on their New Manifesto Project and how it was used to communicate highly technical research approaches on the social dimensions of science and technology.
In this post we hope to briefly introduce new ways of thinking about communication and working with it to understand human behavior, social change and policy reform.
In this opportunity I interviewed Monica Galilea, formerly responsible for communication at the Centro de Analisis y Difusion de la Economía Paraguaya (CADEP), a think tank in Paraguay. Monica tells us about the process that led to the institutionalisation of communication processes within CADEP, why they decided to create a communication area and what were its attributions.
Think tanks offer advice on their specialty subject to the National People's Congress, and they also propose innovative ideas for local governments to implement policies and to apply said policies to other parts of the country if possible. Think tanks in China feel that their increasing involvement signifies that the Communist Party is now taking into account a wider array of opinions and sources as part of their decision making process.
This discussion with Dolores Arrieta, Coordinator of Communication at CIPPEC, reflects on the process CIPPEC follows to improve the quality of its production.