January 19, 2017


Evolving Think Tanks Series 2017

The second short course of the 2017 series, Designing policy-relevant research agendas, starts May 2nd.

For researchers, having impact on policy is more than having strong communication skills. It starts with crafting research initiatives with a framework of policy change.

The process of developing a policy relevant research agenda is an endeavor that requires both internal organisation and planning and external engagement with others who are key for its work.


Andrea Ordoñez and Leandro Echt, course facilitators

The On Think Tanks School offers series of short and long courses especially tailored for the think tank community.

These courses draw from over a decade of research and practice from experts on the role of evidence in policy, think tanks, and civil society organisations.

The series has been put together by Vanesa Weyrauch, Director of the On Think Tanks School, and co-funder of Politics & Ideas.+

Check out the Evolving Think Tanks Short Course Series 2017

This year, the series includes 7 short courses:

Check out our new Short Course on Using Video to Communicate Policy Research

Check out the Evolving Think Tanks Long Course Series 2017

This long course series includes 4 courses:

  • Re-thinking think tanks’ funding models
  • Monitoring, evaluation and learning about policy influence: how to get some certainty amidst all the complexity
  • Doing policy relevant research
  • Communicating for policy impact

Sign-up to the Evolving Think Tanks Short Course Series 2017. Learn more about individual courses and sign-up via Eventbrite.

Is this for you? How much does it cost? Can I join as part of a team? Find the answers to these and more FAQ.