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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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New technology and ‘old’ think tanks

By Tom Ascott

‘Expert or academic carries out research. Generates rigorous 40-page report. Comms officer is asked to promote said report. Launch event, press release, tweets. Maybe a video. Maybe an...

July 15, 2019

Pamela Nakamba Kabaso, Executive Director, ZIPAR

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Pamela joined us the 2018 On Think Tanks Conference in London. Here, she shares her thoughts on the role of think tanks and evidence in Zambia, the challenges they face, and what their future looks like.

May 23, 2019