Communications and impact

Doing great research is only a part of a think tank’s mission. In order to be effective, think tanks must also communicate their findings to a range of stakeholders. These articles and resources tackle a range of issues, from types of communication outputs (both digital and ‘traditional’ formats), to planning for impact, and understanding research uptake, and policy influence.

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Workshop: Theory of Change

Cape Town, South Africa

Theory of change is a buzz term in development work and M&E. But what is it all about?  This workshop introduces theory of change as both a product and a process.  It is an interactive and practical workshop, where...

May 15, 2018

A blog about a blog

By Tomáš Valášek

The audience for think tanks such as Carnegie faces a daily avalanche of analysis and information. To remain effective, think tanks need to update the way they communicate. From the...

April 17, 2018

Webinar: Designing think tank event experiences


Events are an integral part of think tanks’ communication efforts. They offer an inimitable way to engage people in the mission of your think tank, attract funders, deepen relations and express opinions to enhance...

May 10, 2018

Is it all about credibility?

By Enrique Mendizabal

Over the years, the OTT team has become very familiar with the many dilemmas that think tanks face. I remember a lengthy conversation  about independence with research institutes in...

March 14, 2018

Credibility- the role of transparency

By Hans Gutbrod

Transparency cannot guarantee credibility for think tanks. But in many ways, it is a necessary step towards being credible. Credibility is essential: if the public does not trust an...

March 9, 2018
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