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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WinterSchool for Thinktankers 2020 – Geneva

The WinterSchool for Thinktankers (WISCH) is for thinktankers to deepen their think tank knowledge and to prepare for future leadership roles. It offers practical skills, opportunities and networks to help you and...

February 2, 2020

Theory of Change training course

Johannesburg, South Africa

Southern Hemisphere’s Theory of Change course will be run at the Focus Rooms, Sandton, Johannesburg on 3 - 4 September 2019. Theory of Change is the current buzz word in development work and M&E. But what is...

September 3, 2019

The trouble with annual reports

By John Schwartz

I’ve been having a bit of trouble with annual reports. I think I’m not the only one. In April last year, Ruth Levine, then at the Hewlett Foundation, wrote a blog post imploring think...

July 30, 2019

New technology and ‘old’ think tanks

By Tom Ascott

‘Expert or academic carries out research. Generates rigorous 40-page report. Comms officer is asked to promote said report. Launch event, press release, tweets. Maybe a video. Maybe an...

July 15, 2019
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