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The lay of the land: An interview with Hans Gutbrod on think tanks in the South Caucasus

On this second post from the Thinking about Think Tanks in the South Caucasus, Dustin Gilbreath interviews Hans Gutbrod. They discuss the different scenarios in each of the three countries, distinguishing between the challenges and opportunities think tanks face. He concludes with some practical advice for funders and think tanks alike.

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Thinking about think tanks in the South Caucasus: A New Series

This post introduces a new series on "Thinking about think tanks in the South Caucasus", edited by Dustin Gilbreath. The series explores the think tank landscape in the South Caucasus as a region as well as in each of its countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia.

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Lessons from the Peruvian think tank awards

This post offers some insights into the think tank community in Peru as seen by the judging panel of PODER'sThink Tank of the Year Awards. Winners of the Premio PODER will be announced at the end of October.

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The On Think Tank Interview: Djibéry Doucoure and Mohamed Fadel Ball, from Mauritanie Perspectives

With less than four million inhabitants, widespread illiteracy and a long history of authoritarian rule by military strongmen, Francophone Mauritania seems an unlikely breeding ground for think tanks. But when the country held its first think tank summit earlier this year, seven different organisations were present. One of them was Mauritanie Perspectives. Till Bruckner spoke with their chief administrator and project manager for this new entry on African think tanks.

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Why Transparency Matters: the Think Tanks’ Perspective

Although advocating for think tank transparency may seem at first like a strenuous task, Transparify's work has been very much welcomed by many international organisations. In this post, Hans Gutbrod lists a series of responses to Transparify's work by think tankers from across the world.

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The On Think Tanks Interview: Cheikh Oumar Ba, Executive Director of the Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rurale (IPAR)

Dr. Cheikh Oumar Ba discusses the current trends, main challenges and prospects of Senegalese policy research. He talks about the role of new thinktankers and funding (and the role of funders) in shaping the future of think tanks.

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Nesta’s Innovative Lab Global Map: is this a map of a new breed of think tanks?

In the run-up to the LabWorks 2015, Adam Price, form Nesta, has developed an online searchable global map to showcase over 80 public innovation labs working within government. What are public innovation labs and how do they related to think tanks?

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Transparify’s report on Open Data NGOs

Transparify has conducted an investigation into 34 non-profit organisations that were sending speakers to the Open Data Conference (#IODC15) in Ottawa, Canada. Here's a brief summary of its findings.

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The best idea nobody’s ever heard of

As think tanks, international organisations, and research centres take pride on the amount of information they produce, how many of them take the time to acknowledge how much of that information is being read and used, instead of just being stored as PDFs and rarely be downloaded? In this post, Rowland Manthorpe presents Think Tank Review, a newsletter that centralises all the reports on a different topics, compiled by experts to determine their quality and relevance.

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Transparency and Funding of Think Tanks in France

¿How transparent are French think tanks in regards to their funding? In this post, Transparify presents a compilation of publications on think tank funding, think tank transparency, and a review of relevant websites in French language, done by by Mr. Alexis Courbon Michel. His findings would suggest that French think tanks may be falling behind in this topic compared to their peers in the European Union.

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