Mapping of think tanks and advice on how to support them for the Gates Foundation

Supported by  Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,

Project brief

The project involves:

  • Undertaking a mapping of the policy ecosystem and identify relevant think tanks in 15 countries of focus for the BMGF’s Europe, Middle East and East Asia team to inform future investment decisions.
  • Exploring options for collaborating with think tanks to advance policy impact on the foundation’s priority themes and develop a set of recommendations to guide the foundation’s engagement in these countries.


October 2021 – May 2022


  • Julie LaFrance
  • Jessica Correa
  • Shannon Sutton
  • Jenny Lah
  • Andrea Baertl
  • Enrique Mendizabal
  • Louise Ball

Funder and budget

Funding is provided by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Total budget is USD 107,962 in fees.