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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On Think Tanks research agenda

The On Think Tanks research agenda outlines the themes, questions and lines of inquire that require further study. This agenda has been developed in collaboration with members of the team as well as our partners. It...

May 2, 2017

On Think Tanks Working Paper Series

On Think Tanks, University of Bath and Universidad del Pacífico have partnered to produce a series of Working Papers focused on the study of think tanks to give new researchers a chance to publish their ideas and...

May 2, 2017

Supporting evidence use in African parliaments: emerging insights

Attlee Suite, UK Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London, UK

How can UK stakeholders support Parliaments in developing countries to strengthen their use of research and evidence? Parliaments need quality evidence from many different sources to...

April 24, 2017

Zambia Economic Advocacy Programme

By Enrique Mendizabal

Project brief OTT Consulting designed the Zambia Economic Advocacy Programme (ZEAP) for DFID. ZEAP was designed drawing lessons from the Think Tank Initiative and the Knowledge Sector...

April 24, 2017

Global Evidence to Policy Dialogue

The RSA House, London, United Kingdom

The Think Tank Initiative (TTI) will be bringing together 40 representatives from research funding organizations, policy research institutions, and institutional capacity building programs from around the world to...

April 3, 2017
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