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On Think Tanks was founded in mid 2010. It has evolved from a blog into a global platform dedicated to study and support policy research and policy research centres, or think tanks. The members of the On Think Tanks Team and its Advisory Board are spread out across 6 continents!


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Our summary is that the OTT is the place that we go to when we need to find templates, understand the news, and understand how think tanks get by and do their business.

Kwame Owino, Director IEA Kenya

On Think Tanks is an extremely valuable source of insights, experiences, and lessons for think tanks, helping them consistently strengthen their work and achieve success. It is also an excellent resource for those who don’t work in think tanks but who understand the value they bring to evidence informed policy and decision-making and would like to support them more. At the Think Tank Initiative, we have gained greatly through our many engagements with On Think Tanks over the last ten years and have really appreciated all that they have to offer.

Peter Taylor, former Director Think Tank Initiative (IDRC)

If you agree, you may want to help us keep up the good work and even get better at it. Below, you can choose between an entirely voluntary subscription or a donation to OTT.

Our you may want to provide more significant funding to OTT. Please get in touch to talk about how you may do this.

Just to be clear, we will never charge anyone to read our content. All we are looking for is a voluntary contribution to our effort. And by doing so we hope you will feel that this is also your portal to think tanks!

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Please (voluntarily) subscribe to OTT. The suggested subscription is GBP5.00 per month and you can unsubscribe at any time.

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If you cannot make a direct online payment (e.g. maybe you would like to support OTT through your organisation’s own funding mechanisms) or would like to find out how else you could contribute (e.g. by bank transfers) please get in touch by emailing us at: [email protected] 

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If you don’t feel like it, don’t worry, you will still be able to enjoy OTT as usual. And there are, of course, other ways to support us: submit a post, share them with your colleagues, comment on articles, Facebook or Twitter, and spread the word. All of these are incredibly valuable and we thank you in advance.

Also, you may want to recommend us to your friends and peers; they may want or be able to make a voluntary contribution.

What will your money be used for?

Subscriptions and donations from the public will only be used to deliver out strategy:

Read our strategy: On Think Tanks Strategy

They will support further development of the initiative as well as its growing family of services.

You can also support individual initiatives, for instance, the On Think Tanks School, the On Think Tanks Research Agenda, the On Think Tanks TV, and others.  Contributions may also help plan and commission in-depth series, such as the Women in think tanks series and explore new themes. Just let us know.

Most importantly, income from the voluntary subscriptions will help to achieve a better balance across several regions of the world.

Thanks for your ongoing support,

Enrique Mendizabal

Founder, On Think Tanks