Innovating in organisations

Leaps of faith: the successful policy without evidence

Leaps of faith: the successful policy without evidence

Finnish schools are among the best in the world, but did not know, and apparently did not want to know it. Ironically, Finns found out that they were actually doing great on education just in 2000 when they participated in…

Politics & Ideas: An open research agenda

Politics & Ideas: An open research agenda

Creating a research agenda is always an exciting job. On the one hand, we are always seeking for overarching structures and frameworks that can help us to see our work in a more strategic and coherent manner. And on the…

Global research organisations, foreign funding and absent states: the health research agenda in Peru

Global research organisations, foreign funding and absent states: the health research agenda in Peru

In the academic world, little attention has been paid to how the priorities and agendas of global research organisations, along with their funding mechanisms, affect research projects in developing countries where there is a lack of state interest in research….

Say no to developing new communication channels that are not linked to your core business

[Editor’s note: This Idea was shared by Laura Zommer, CIPPEC’s former Head of Communications and current Director of Chequeado.com] I was Director of communication at CIPPEC, a leading think tank in Latin America, for almost eight years. When I joined…

Demand, supply and intermediaries: unhelpful labels

Demand, supply and the market We know that the separation between the demand and supply of research is artificial: Ideas emerge and are used in complex systems in which players interact with each other and often perform several roles at…