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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Series on MEL for think tanks: conclusion

By Dena Lomofsky

This series included 5 articles about the MEL of think tanks. The series began with a discussion by Dena Lomofsky of the challenges and possibilities of monitoring, evaluation and learning in...

January 16, 2018

Communications Officer for RAPID programme

Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

ODI's Research and Policy in Development Programme (RAPID) are looking for a Communications Officer who will enhance the impact of their research on development policy and practice.

January 12, 2018

Data Visualization Specialist (Designer)

The Urban Institute

The Office of Communications at the Urban Institute is seeking a data visualization designer to join their vibrant and growing team. To build on their continued success with powerful digital content, they're looking...

January 12, 2018

Russian think tanks and soft power

By Enrique Mendizabal

A new study on think tanks in Russia and how they are used to promote the country's (or, most appropriately, the leader's) interests abroad sheds a light onto an important function of think...

January 8, 2018

Communications Officer

Southern Voice

Southern Voice seeks a creative and active Communications Officer to lead our communications and outreach strategy. Southern Voice is a network of 49 think tanks in Africa, Asia and Latin America that serves as an...

January 8, 2018

Web and Multimedia Intern

International Peace Institute (IPI)

The International Peace Institute is an independent, international not-for-profit think tank with a staff representing more than 20 nationalities, located in New York across from United Nations headquarters. IPI is...

December 15, 2017

MOOC on communicating evidence

By Enrique Mendizabal

Project brief OTT Consulting is supporting USAID through a short consultancy to produce a MOOC for the National Public Administration School on communicating evidence from...

December 13, 2017

The School for Thinktankers

On Think Tanks has teamed up with foraus, a Swiss foreign policy think tank in Geneva, Southern Voice, and the Swiss Mission to the United Nations, to  School for Thinktankers aimed at inspiring the next generations...

December 13, 2017


foraus - swiss forum in foreign policy

The foraus global network of open think tanks – in short « foraus global » – is an international network that aims to support the creation, development and cooperation of open think tanks around the world. It...

December 12, 2017

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foraus - Swiss Forum in Foreign Policy

foraus - Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy generates high quality recommendations for Swiss foreign policy decision makers and the public through a unique grassroots think tank model. Its non-partisan approach aims to...

December 12, 2017
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