This month, Policy Exchange, a think tank in the UK, is hosting another of its policy fight clubs: Policy Fight Club – In the age of austerity we cannot afford to ring fence the international aid budget.
The format is quite fun and interesting. It is very different from the usual events that think tanks in the aid industry and, let’s be honest, in many developing countries organise: to begin with, not every one agrees with each other.
Disagreement is expected and encouraged and the debates that ensue effectively bring evidence and politics together in ways that publications, fancy websites, and other communication channels rarely can.
You can watch past events here but some examples below:
- Policy Fight Club – It’s time for an independent Scotland?
- Policy Fight Club – Drugs: Time to Legalise?
Do you know of any other organisations that organise similar events? Do let us know.