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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Reinventing the role of think tanks

By Rosa Balfour

Think tanks are one of many organisations meeting the ire of a populist, illiberal backlash. In parts of Europe, they are being strangled by restrictive legislation, censorship, and smear...

January 29, 2018

Leaders @ foraus global in Brussels

foraus - Forum on Foreign Policy

Our network of open think tanks on international affairs and public policy, was initiated in 2015 by the Swiss grassroots think tank “foraus - Forum Aussenpolitik”. With the active support of its sister think...

January 22, 2018

Structuring off-site staff trainings

By Raymond Struyk

Training needs arise from on-boarding new staff and from the need to improve staff quality. Most think tanks experience significant staff turnover, particularly at the junior researcher...

January 22, 2018

Structuring off-site staff trainings


Raymond Struyk, author of Improving Think Tank Management, writes about staff training needs to address staff turnover, particularly at the junior researcher level and among lower level support staff and, in some...

January 22, 2018

Project Manager (Digital Social Innovation)


Nesta is a global innovation foundation. We back new ideas to tackle the big challenges of our time. From mapping the organisations and projects across Europe using technology to tackle social challenges to carrying...

January 15, 2018

Project Coordinator

International Budget Partnership

Established in 1997, the International Budget Partnership collaborates with civil society organizations in countries around the world to use budget analysis and advocacy as a tool to improve governance and reduce...

January 12, 2018
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