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Governance and management

Research and communication tend to receive more attention than governance and management when it comes to the study and support of think tanks. Yet, without sound governance and management think tanks cannot deliver there missions.

These articles deal with issues as diverse (and important) as boards, leadership, management skills, the organisation of teams, human resources, project management, and monitoring and evaluation for management.

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One key to the crisis: flexibility

By Eli Lehrer

Three months of running a think tank from my home office amid a global pandemic and mass protests has taught me a simple, paradoxical lesson: for a think tank to remain stable in a crisis it...

July 1, 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

OTT Annual Reviews

OTT Annual Review 2019-2020: think tanks and technology The OTT Annual Review 2019-2020 is a compilation of articles written by over 20 authors, both from within the OTT team and from external collaborators. In this...

April 27, 2020

On think tanks and technology

By Enrique Mendizabal

We’ve invited authors from across different disciplines, sectors and roles to offer insights into the opportunities and challenges that new technologies present to think tanks. As ever,...

April 27, 2020

More on our COVID-19 initiative

Our response to the COVID-19 crisis is based on our four core pillars of work: generating knowledge, learning, convening, and sharing content and resources. In the short-term, we are starting to convene spaces to...

April 16, 2020

On Think Tanks COVID-19 initiative

The impact of COVID-19 on think tanks will vary across countries, sectors and organisations. Some may benefit from a sudden interest for expert advice on related policy issues, but many may struggle to remain...

April 1, 2020

OTT Annual Review 2019-2020: Technology

As ever, we are excited about the possibilities, but with a healthy degree of scepticism. We are quite certain that new technologies are playing, and will continue to play a transformative role in the evolution of...

April 1, 2020
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