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Understanding Think Tanks

Think tanks are a difficult subject of study. The definition of a think tank is a heavily contested issue and a topic for heated conversations. To understand what they are we must first understand their origins and evolution over time as well as their context and their relationship with it.

There articles offer an insight into think tanks, their relationships with each other and with other actors, and into the very different contexts in which they thrive around the world.

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Evolving Think Tanks Short Course Series 2017

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Building on lessons from 2016, in 2017 the On Think Tanks School has developed a new and longer series of Short Courses  especially tailored for the think tank community. These courses draw from over a decade of...

March 9, 2017

Geneva Winter School for Thinktankers

The Think Tank Hub, Geneva

The  Winter School is a unique opportunity for young and proactive individuals to develop their knowledge and understanding of think tanks and to prepare themselves to become future policy entrepreneurs.  Think...

January 22, 2017

Evolving Think Tanks Series 2017

Building on the lessons from 2016, in 2017 the On Think Tanks School has developed a new and longer series of Short Courses  especially tailored for the think tank community. These courses draw from over a decade...

January 19, 2017

What drives the use of evidence within a government department?

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For policy to bring positive change to people, it needs to be informed by the best available evidence and local knowledge. Producing robust evidence is just part of the policy-change story;...

December 5, 2016

Prospect Magazine 2016 Think Tank Awards: the Winners

Prospect Magazine has announced the winners of its annual Think Tank Awards. As in previous occasions it includes think tanks from the United, Kingdom, Europe and the United States. The full...

December 1, 2016

Consultor: Incidencia de redes de think tanks

Grupo FARO, Iniciativa Latinoamericana de Investigación para las Políticas Públicas (ILAIPP)

GRUPO FARO es un centro de políticas públicas, independiente, apartidista, plural y laico, que realiza investigación para fortalecer al Estado y a las organizaciones de la sociedad civil, facilitando el acceso y...

September 7, 2016
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