Think tanks and impact investing with IDRC

Supported by  IDRC,

Project brief

IDRC and OTT coincide in the assessment that the impact investing industry in the emerging markets and, most importantly, their intended beneficiaries, would gain from the involvement of policy research organisations, think tanks. This project will undertake an assessment of the knowledge demand of the industry in Latin America and Africa, determine the capabilities and potential interest of local think tanks to attend this demand, begin to build bridges between both communities, and develop a new initiative to facilitate greater involvement of think tanks in impact investment globally.


October 2020 to May 2021


  • Julie LaFrance
  • Belissa Rojas
  • Marcela Morales
  • Joseph Ishaku

Funder and budget

Funding is provided by IDRC but is supplemented by resources from OTT

Total budget provided by IDRC is GBP 90,090.00 in fees and expenses.

OTT’s contribution is approximately GBP 35,550.00

Lessons learned

Find out more here: Think tanks and impact investment initiative