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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Short course: Writing to achieve policy impact


Publications are one of the most important products produced by think tanks. While communication techniques are evolving and many organisations now use a mix of social media, data visualisation, podcasts and events...

June 27, 2017


United Nations University

The Editor will play a central role in a fully funded, multimillion-dollar project to rapidly accelerate the global creation, exchange, and uptake of knowledge about modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour,...

May 12, 2017

Short course: Creating effective data visualisations


Data visualisations are nothing new – they’ve been helping us to understand the world around us for centuries. But these visualisations are playing an increasingly important role in...

June 1, 2017

IFAD’s approach to policy engagement


This publication by IFAD provides guidance for developing policy engagement strategies. These are mainly directed at their country offices but offer useful advice for agencies interested in incorporating policy...

May 15, 2017

Senior Digital Content Officer

Nuffield Trust

The Nuffield Trust are recruiting a talented digital specialist to manage and develop content across their digital channels.

April 20, 2017

Policy Engagement Specialist

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

The Agricultural Development Economics Division (ESA) conducts economic research and policy analysis related to all five of the Organization’s strategic objectives (food security, sustainable...

April 25, 2017

Events and Marketing Officer (fixed-term)

Nuffield Trust

The Nuffield Trust are looking to recruit a creative, hard-working and motivated person to join our high performing Communications team in the role of Events and Marketing Officer (fixed-term).

April 10, 2017
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