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A quick and dirty “Transparify-like” assessment of TTI think tanks

Transparify has just published an excellent report in which it reviews the financial transparency of over 150 think tanks across the world. Inspired by this effort I have rated the group of think tanks funded by the Think Tank Initiative. For no other reasons that it is a fairly clear set, not too small and not too large, and representative of three developing regions. In this blog post I argue that Transparify has opened a door that other should follow.

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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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Meet The On Think Tanks Exchange’s participants

After reviewing the applications 10 candidates will join The On Think Tanks Exchange. The 10 participants include think tankers from Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Hungary, Georgia, Ukraine, Slovakia, and Indonesia. Over the next two years they will come together to share lessons and experiences, learn from each other, and work on collaborative research projects. Read this blog to meet the participants and learn more about the project.

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Think Tanks and universities in Latin America

Adolfo Garcé, for the +Saber América Latina project, writes about the transformations that the knowledge sector in Latin America has undergone. He notes that while think tanks have received significant attention the transformation is deeper and far-reaching among universities.

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Think tank networks: the holy grail?

In early November, 12 Latin American think tanks launched a new network: ILAIPP. In an effort to offer this new network some advice and my best wishes, here are some lessons we have learned about networks and some friendly advice.

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Think tanks and Universities in Latin America: a research project

A couple of months ago I published a couple of blogs about a new project funded by the TTI to study the relationship between think tanks and universities. The project in Latin America is now underway and the team has set up a new website: +Saber América Latina.

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The external evaluation of the Think Tank Initiative: “what we’re learning, and how we’re responding to those lessons”

In this post, Peter Taylor, Program Manager of Think Tank Initiative, outlines the main findings of the TTI's first phase evaluation. The evaluators also identified a number of lessons and recommendations for the second phase: sharing, learning and collaboration are among them.

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Learning about efforts to support better links between Politics and Ideas

Vanesa Weyrauch has published a paper on the lessons she and her team and colleagues have learned from years of working to strengthen the capacity of researchers and policymakers to connect the communities of politics and ideas in Latin America.

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Orazio Bellettini on the future of think tanks in Latin America

Orazio Bellettini writes about the lessons learned during a Meeting of Latin American think tanks in Rio de Janeiro. He argues that think tanks have played a key role in the region's development and now must look to the future in order to become catalysts for economic, political, and social development.

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Latin American think tanks meet in Rio to strengthen collaboration

The most recent meeting of Latin American think tanks held last month in Rio de Janeiro was a moment of reflection on the challenges and opportunities that think tanks in Latin America face when trying to impact and influence the development of better public policies for the region.

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