Evidence and Policy

Is influencing policy itself the Holy Grail?

Is influencing policy itself the Holy Grail?

Within current debates on what is policy influence and how to assess whether a policy research  organization has been successful in its efforts or not, there has been recently an increasing acknowledgment of the complexity of this task, and questions…

Evidence-based policies: building what is really possible

Evidence-based policies: building what is really possible

[Editor’s note: This post was written by José Antonio Ramírez Flores, head of the Office of Planning and Budget of the Peruvian Agency for International Cooperation (APCI, its acronym in Spanish). It is part of a series intended to share results,…

Why African Think Tanks Should Lead the Youth Migration Policy Debate

Why African Think Tanks Should Lead the Youth Migration Policy Debate

[Editor’s note: This post was written by Diakalia Sanogo and Julie Lafrance, Senior Program Specialists at the Think Tank Initiative.] The April 18th Libyan boat disaster represented the largest single day loss of life during a migrant crossing to Europe in history. Given…