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Funding and supporting think tanks

The effect that funders and other supporters of think tanks have on them should not be underestimated. Often, schemes to support think tanks turn out to be damaging to them and their objectives. On Think Tanks dedicates considerable efforts to study the role of funders and supporters in shaping think tanks and their contribution to policy and public life.

Of particular interest for On Think Tanks is the role of domestic funders, transparency, and the long term development of individual skills, organisational competence, and the institutions that will maximise the contribution of research to policy.

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COVID-19: First survey results

By Enrique Mendizabal

The first On Think Tanks (OTT) survey on the impact of COVID-19 on think tanks was carried out between 7 April and 25 May 2020. It was a short pilot survey intended to provide us with a rapid...

July 6, 2020

Take the scaling impact survey 2020

This survey is part of an external evaluation of IDRC’s 2015 strategic objective to scale research results. Your expertise, experience and perspectives are an essential part of this evaluation, to help IDRC...

June 28, 2020

OTT Conference 2020: the 2nd online event

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We had to postpone the face-to-face OTT Conference 2020 in Berlin, but we do not want to miss the opportunity to connect with our colleagues and friends from around the world. In the past few months we've seen a lot...

June 23, 2020
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