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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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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

Programme Associate

United Nations University Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR)

For the last four years, UN University Centre for Policy Research has worked on a variety of policy issues around the fight against modern slavery, notably data with the creation of Delta 8.7, the Alliance 8.7...

June 17, 2019

Outreach and Impact Officer

United Nations University Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR)

For the last four years, UN University Centre for Policy Research has worked on a variety of policy issues around the fight against modern slavery, notably data with the creation of Delta 8.7, the Alliance 8.7...

June 17, 2019

Content and Editorial Lead

United Nations University Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR)

For the last four years, UN University Centre for Policy Research has worked on a variety of policy issues around the fight against modern slavery, notably data with the creation of Delta 8.7, the Alliance 8.7...

June 17, 2019

Conference and Events Coordinator/Officer

The Royal Economic Society

About The Royal Economic Society Our purpose is to promote the study of economic science. With over 4,000 members worldwide, we are one of the oldest economic associations in the world. Founded as the British...

June 17, 2019

PraktikantIn im Bereich Engagement Management (80%)

foraus

Der unabhängige Think Tank foraus entwickelt wissenschaftlich fundierte Empfehlungen für aussenpolitische EntscheidungsträgerInnen und die breite Öffentlichkeit, um so die Lücke zwischen...

June 6, 2019

On Think Tanks Conference 2019: Washington DC

World Resources Institute, 10 G St NE #800, Washington, DC 20002

The first On Think Tanks Conference in the US will be held June 25 2019 at the World Resources Institute in Washington DC. The conference will bring together think tank scholars, policy entrepreneurs and funders to...

June 25, 2019