Evidence and Policy

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…

Standards & Guidelines: An Effective Tool for Researchers and think tanks

Standards & Guidelines: An Effective Tool for Researchers and think tanks

[Editor’s note: This post was written by Bhavna Sharma, Associate, Communication and Policy Engagement, and Dr. Annapoorna Ravichander, Head Communication and Policy Engagement at the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP).]   Background In most Think Tanks…

Showcasing Policy Impact through Cinema

Showcasing Policy Impact through Cinema

[Editor’s note: This post was written by  Dr. Annapoorna Ravichander, Head of Communication and Policy Engagement, and Arushi Sen, Media Coordinator, at the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP).]   The Beginning As a communication tool, Center for Study of Science, Technology…

Seeking for great researchers at think tanks

Seeking for great researchers at think tanks

 [Editor’s note: This post was written by Andrea Ordóñez and Leandro Echt as part of a process of developing an online course targeted to think tankers on research for policy making, supported by the Think Tank Fund and the Think…

Barriers to research use in the public health sector

Barriers to research use in the public health sector

[Editor’s Note: This post was originally published by Rose N. Oronje, PhD, Senior Policy & Communications Specialist of the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP), at Research to Action.]   A recent needs assessment of the status of research use in the health sector…