Innovating in organisations

Moving our research agenda forward

Moving our research agenda forward

In the upcoming weeks we will start sharing some of the research currently being carried out as to develop our research agenda.  The objective of these documents is to build on two things: first, on our empirical understanding of the…

Governmental research funding frameworks in Latin America

Governmental research funding frameworks in Latin America

How is governmental funding of think tanks in Latin America structured, and how does this affect them? Martin Lardone and Marcos Roggero answer this question in their study El rol del Estado en el financiamiento de la investigación sobre políticas…

The future of think tank communications in Peru

The future of think tank communications in Peru

Two months ago, a group of UK based think tank communicators organised an event on the future of think tank communications. In response, GRADE and On Think Tanks are organising the first of several events on a similar topic. The…

Common funding myths: lessons from Nigeria

Common funding myths: lessons from Nigeria

The sources from which think tanks get their funding from may present different challenges and scenarios. More often than not, these can turn into stereotypes which may not always be true: for instance, government funding may not always undermine think…

Communication innovations to inform public debate: PLAAS’ Fact Check series

Communication innovations to inform public debate: PLAAS’ Fact Check series

This post was written by Rebecca Pointer, Information and Communication Officer, Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), University of the Western Cape. Land reform is one of the most hotly debated political topics in the South African media…

Institutionalizing the demand for research: Public Sector Advisory Council for research organizations

Institutionalizing the demand for research: Public Sector Advisory Council for research organizations

Editor’s note: This post was jointly written with Iliana Carrasco Díaz, Media and Public Relations Officer at CIES. The Economic and Social Research Consortium (known as CIES for its Spanish acronym) is a Peruvian think tank with 48 institutional members,…

Involving the private sector in funding ideas: planning a fundraising event (part 2)

Involving the private sector in funding ideas: planning a fundraising event (part 2)

Editor’s note: this post was jointly written with María Laffaire, responsible for individual funders at CIPPEC’s Institutional Development Direction, and was fed with inputs from Inés Lanz, Director of Communication at Fundación Vida Silvestre Argentina. Last week I wrote about…

Methodological caution when presenting evidence

Methodological caution when presenting evidence

This post appeared originally at on think tanks, and it comments on a post by Michael Bassey of the LSE British Politics and Policy blog, who wrote about the UK Cabinet Office’s announcement on the implementation of a new initiative that would build on existing evidence-based…