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The On Think Tanks interview: Shebo Nalishebo on influencing policy on government debt in Zambia

Shebo Nalishebo, at ZIPAR in Zambia, talks about how a research project achieved policy influence and draws out some potential lessons for think tankers around the world.

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Attracting and developing young talent: how can think tanks manage?

How can think tanks attract and retain young talent? In increasingly competitive environments, think tanks need the best individuals available to remain competent and productive. We talked to young thinktankers from prominent Peruvian think tanks to ask them what they expected from their workplaces in order to produce a list of recommendations for think tanks. This is a series composed of four blog posts.

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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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