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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Challenges for the activist think tank

By Simon Maxwell

Adapted from Simon Maxwell’s blog. Some think tanks focus exclusively on research and policy engagement. Others describe themselves as ‘change hubs’ opening space for collaborative...

February 14, 2022

Knowledge Translation in the Global South

OTT Consulting is working with the Institute of Development Studies to undertake an environmental scan of knowledge translation practice among researchers and funders to support the advancement of the International...

February 10, 2022

School for Thinktankers 2022


The School for Thinktankers 2022: a three-week programme 24 January - 11 February. Participants join the learning space daily from 12:30 GMT to 14:30 GMT. The programme is designed to deepen your think tank...

January 24, 2022

How and how well do organisations learn?

By Ajoy Datta

There’s a lot of emphasis on being a learning organisation nowadays. But how and how well do organisations learn in practice? Based on my experience of consulting to funding organisations...

October 19, 2021