Find Policy is a new website offering targeted search. See what the leading think tanks are saying about specific issues. Hans Gutbrod describes why such faster and more focused search can be useful, and why it will can help less prominent institutions.
Posts tagged ‘research’
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.
What can think tanks do to control -or manage- the quality of their research, communications and management? I offer a few ideas in this post: some tested and some to be tested. From in-house to outsourcing as well as networks and relying on good old practice.
Hans Gutbrod suggests that think tanks at their best optimize, fix, and close policy gaps, trying to improve everyone's lives. This helps to define what think tanks are and should do, and has practical implications for the research decisions they make.
In this event, co-organised by On Think Tanks and IEP in Peru, we ask think tanks' audiences how they prefer to access information and knowledge. A politician, a journalist, and a researcher provide their opinions and experiences to inform think tanks' strategies.
Jonathan Tanner of WonkComms has blogged about the tension that exists between communicators and researchers and presents a number of insightful ideas about how to resolve them. He calls for important changes in the way in which we think about their roles and their relation with each other.
Latin American think tanks have been meeting each other and sharing lessons for a very long time. In the last decade, a number of efforts have slowly helped build a community of practice that is, now, coming of age. The future of think tank collaboration in the region looks bright.